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Unread 09-23-2008, 08:38 PM
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Default Does anyone know where I can find a Miltassia care sheet?

I googled it but not much showed up. All I found was that it's a cross between a miltonia and a brassia and that it needs similar care to cattleyas, but I feel like "similar" isn't good enough. Does anyone know how to take care of Miltassias or have a link to a care sheet that can help me?
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Hi Junklecat,

I have a couple of miltassia and care for them the same way...not similar, but the same...as my Oncidiums.

Here is a link to the AOS home page, where you can navigate from to get to the AOS culture sheet for oncidiums: AOS Home Page

Just click the link on the right that says "Orchid Information, then click the left-hand link that says "Culture Sheets". You'll see Oncidium on the list.

I hopr that this is helpful for you.
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Hi,
This page may help but basically the care for them is the same as any Oncidium..

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Here another site with information - Scroll down to ONCIDINAE* - Care of your Hausermann Orchid Cultures
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Thanks!
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I have one, a Miltassia "Royal Robe" Jerry's Pick.

It's been an extremely easy orchid. Very tolerant of underwatering, as long as it gets a 1/2 hour bucket soak when the bulbs shrivel. It's a really fast grower. Mine multiplied from 6 bulbs to >20 in less than a year. It gave 2 spikes in August, and it's giving 3 more spikes now, in January!

I think it likes as much light as it can handle without sunburning. Though, I have it in a southeast window, not outdoors. It "rested" during November - much lower light, no feeding, little water.

The room it's in is never heated, pretty much because the plant is on the radiator! So, it gets temperature variations from occasional <50'sF, at night in the winter, to >80'sF and higher on sunny spring and fall days. Summers are pretty cool here with lots of fog.

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You will never find a "miltassia" culture sheet, as different miltassias have different needs.

For example, if you use a warm-growing miltonia and cross it with a cold-growing brassia (I don't know if there is one, but I'm making this up as an example), you're likely to be able to grow the plant somewhere in between, but some of the progeny will be at the ends of the spectrum too.

Continuing on, if you cross that miltassia with the warm-growing miltonia, then cross its progeny with a warm-growing miltonia, then cross its progeny with a warm-growing miltonia, then cross its progeny with a warm-growing miltonia, then cross its progeny with a warm-growing miltonia, then cross its progeny with a warm-growing miltonia,you STILL end up with a miltassia (although likely with almost no brassia genes), but that would very likely be a warm-grower.

That is why it's useful to look up the background of the particular hybrid and surmise the needs from the species involved.
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