Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Miltonia spectabilis

Miltonia spectabilis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMiltonia spectabilis - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI was hoping for great things from this mounted Miltonia spectabilis this year. This is the fourth year growing on this 12 x 18-inch piece of cork bark.

I got this about six years ago and at first I grew it in pea gravel. I had it in mind to do a large mount with this species so I got a large piece of cork and mounted it on the very bottom. That first year the cork looked bare.

I don't know what the problem is. There are no other spikes and this species usually blooms from the whole plant all at once. After one more year it will start to outgrow the mount.

No comments:

Post a Comment