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Old 07-05-2021, 05:31 PM
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Ahhhhhhh, I see. Well now I know that I am not going to have luck with this Miltonia/Miltoniopsis at all, and I'm figuring won't have luck with the Zygopetalum either. What a bummer!
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At the risk of sounding ignorant and fed up with name changes, I'm growing Miltoniopsis and Miltonia(Juicy Fruit 'Maxico'). The latter is a warm grower which I have under lights, small bark and drinks a lot...also spiking and growing laterally like crazy. The Miltoniopsis have done ok for me but need it a bit cooler. They are under a ceiling fan, watered freq. and either still in bloom or spiking. Didn't think I'd be successful with them and I refuse to use ac just for some fussy plants. Don't give up Denman.
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The Miltonia I have is tagged as "Miltonia", yet the Internet has it listed as a "Miltoniopsis". So, quite honestly, I have no idea what plant I have or now even how to take care of it.
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The Miltonia I have is tagged as "Miltonia", yet the Internet has it listed as a "Miltoniopsis". So, quite honestly, I have no idea what plant I have or now even how to take care of it.
The ones that look kind of like pansies are Miltoniopsis. First two pics are Miltonia. Second two are Miltoniopsis.

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The ones that look kind of like pansies are Miltoniopsis.
It has never flowered, so I have no idea what the flowers look like.
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It has never flowered, so I have no idea what the flowers look like.
The plants have different looks too. Can you share some pics of the plant?
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The Miltonia I have is tagged as "Miltonia", yet the Internet has it listed as a "Miltoniopsis". So, quite honestly, I have no idea what plant I have or now even how to take care of it.
I looked it up. Definitely Miltopsis under current nomenclature. Its parentage actually gives a clue. It is a shade over half Mps. vexillaria (which is a higher-elevation Miltoniopsis, which explains why I can grow the species outside) and about 40% Mps. roezlii , which is a lower-elevation species which will give the hybrid more warmth-tolerance (and reduce the cold-tolerance which is why I have trouble with the hybrids) So... because of that warm-growing parent, it may do fine in the house. Keep it damp (that compensates for lower ambient humidity) and moderate light (Phalaenopsis or Paph light should be OK) and you might just be OK!

The Orchidwiz reference that I used for the research shows it as a lovely butter-yellow flower with red "waterfall" pattern in the middle. Very attractive.
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What is "Mps"????? Coz that is a new one for me. Right now with summer here and lots of Central AC on, there is no humidity in the house, and my orchids are definitely suffering. I'm seeing blackspot on leaves and they just are not thriving. Most of mine are grown under lights too in my living room on TV trays. Even so, growing orchids indoors is definitely a damn challenge.
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Mps is Miltoniopsis. (Abbreviation makes typing easier) Miltonia is "Milt".

AC makes for drafts, and also low humidity. If you have a shady spot outside, consider giving the plants some outdoor time while the weather is warm (and I suspect, humid).
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Well funny you mention that...just today I moved my Zygopetalum outdoors in shade, where the humidity is higher than being indoors and the temp today was 80.
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