Pansy Orchid (this is a misnomer. Genus Mitoniopsis is pansy orchid)
Name in Latin: Orchidaceae
Name in English: Orchid Family
Origin: South America
Growth Habit: rhyzomous, subaespitous (slilghtly spaced) rambling.
Flower: full, round (much like a pansy) rose-type-scent.
Blooming Period: late spring-late summer
Leaf: light-olive green, long, thin lanceolate entire: one-two pseudobulb
Desired for long lasting bloom on plant: short lived cut, houseplant ( 6 weeks)
Care and Handling
Soil: general bark or orchid mix will suit
Amount of water: Keep evenly moist, but "detest" wet feet.
Nutrition: high nitrogen fertilizer (25-9-9) : feed monthly.
Special handling: Re pot at least once every 2 years. Bright diffuse light necessary for bloom- can include some sun but not direct.
Require "cattleya" conditions : nights of 55-62 F:days below 90F: 50-70% humidity , Std. fertilizing: light as bright as possible with direct sun