Miltoniopsis roezlii variety xanthina (3.5” pot blooming size)
New! This is a rare yellow form of the warmest growing species that make up our modern “Pansy Orchid” hybrids. It is also the species that imparts glorious fragrance into some of those hybrids. On its own, the fragrance is even more powerful and lovely. Because it grows warmer than the hybrids, it should be easier for most growers to keep flourishing, happiest staying 68 or warmer at night, though adaptable to 50’s if you grow in a greenhouse. The plants flower on every new spurt of growth throughout the year and the delicate yellow blooms, borne up to 4 to spike, last easily two months. Though a warmer grower than the hybrids, this orchid still does not thrive on neglect. It likes frequent watering with good drainage and only slight drying in between. Plants will make a clump quickly and should be divided about every two years. Bright, but filtered light is best. It will grow well under LED lights, but may need to be somewhat off to the side to reduce the intensity a bit. This is something rare and special for someone who takes pride in their collection!
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