Saturday, July 2, 2011

Miltassia Shelob 'Webmaster'

Miltassia Shelob 'Webmaster' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI have had this plant about seven years. I liked the flower but I liked the name even more since I am a webmaster. The picture is of the plant two years ago just going over the edgy of the pot. Miltassia (Mtssa) is the cross made from Brassia x Miltonia.

Miltassia Shelob 'Webmaster' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI am sure that I had the intention of at least re-potting but I didn't. It has continued to go beyond the pot and the outside roots are almost nil and it is still a single lead.

I have taken the newest three pseudobulbs as a division and potted in bark. Roots are sparse so I hope it makes it. Then I have a 3-pseudobulb backbulb division with roots that will almost surely sprout. Last, I have a 3-pseudobulb backbulb division without roots that has good hydration and is likely to sprout.


  1. Hi Richard, I had a Miltassia Aztec 'Nalo' year's backs that became over grown. It made a great specimen plant.
    I just set a pot with medium to the edge of the over grown plants pot and just sat back and watched, as it soon over took the empty pot. Later, I went back and cut the plant, back at the original pot. Never did it miss a blooming cycle. I had a lot more room, then I do now. A trip down memory lane. Those were the days.
    Something to try, if you have a smaller plant and some growing room.
    Space, the final frontier.

  2. The pot-within-a-pot is a very effective way to up-pot many orchids.

    I have tried it but in general like to keep my plants less than 10 growths.