Saturday, April 30, 2011

Miltonia (spectabulis x Jim MacKinney)

Miltonia (spectabulis x Jim MacKinney) - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLast year I took some cuttings from this plant and did some backbulb propogation. This effort had mixed success. The pieces with a new growth did well and the individual backbulbs mostly died.

Miltonia (spectabulis x Jim MacKinney) - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

This plant really needs to be removed from the mount and divided. I am reluctant to do it because of the combination of lots of other plants needing attention and the renovation. However, if I don't do it soon I will have to wait another year. I really need all of the new root growth of each division to be in the new pot. If I don't do it this year, It will be ugly all year and not flower very much.

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The growing space renovation is progressing. Today's task is to work up a materials list with the guy doing the actual work. I will collect the material and do some painting. The construction will begin May 16 and be full-time until it is done, maybe 4 days work.

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