Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Miltonia



English Name:


Common Name:

Pansy Orchid (this is a misnomer. Genus Mitoniopsis is pansy orchid)

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Orchidaceae

Name in English: Orchid Family

The Plant

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.

Special feature/remarks:

Require "cattleya" conditions : nights of 55-62 F:days below 90F: 50-70% humidity , Std. fertilizing: light as bright as possible with direct sun