Miltonia not demanding to light, it can easily grow in partial shade.From the bright sun it certainly should be pritenyat.This plant has a feature that she will tell you that lack of light flower or not.With the right lighting - plant leaves acquire a small pink hue.
homeland of orchids are tropical Brazil.Therefore, it is necessary to warm the contents.The best temperature for the summer are around 20 degrees, and in winter - not less than 16. They can not tolerate fluctuations in day and night temperatures.Thi
s difference should be less than 3 degrees for good health and regular flowering plants.Also, where the flower is not to be drafts.but airing affect it very well.
Milnoniya needs vlyazhnosti about 70%.At lower humidity the plant grows more slowly and the flower stalks begin to dry up.Humidity should be the higher, warmer than the content of the flower.For this purpose, air humidifiers, pallets of water, but at the same time, we should not forget about ventilation, asstagnation of humid air can lead to fungal diseases.
In the period of active growth requires abundant watering, preventing the drying of the earth, especially during flowering.Also, do not fill the plant.The best watering for this tropical plant - a hot shower.wherein the water temperature should be 35-45 degrees.After this rain be sure to wipe the axils of leaves to prevent rotting.In winter, watering should be reduced - the lower the temperature, the less - watering.
During growth and flowering plants are fed twice a week fertilizer designed for orchids, only half the concentration.Moreover, it is necessary to alternate root with foliar feeding.Iespray with a weak solution of the same fertilizer.
For regular flowering Miltonia needs a period of rest.It begins after the maturation of young bulbochek.At this time, reduce watering and the temperature reduced to 15 degrees.Normal content return after the appearance of the flower stalk.
Repot this plant is recommended every two years.The best moment for this will be the end of flowering.But it is better to catch up to the moment when the new sprouts reach a height of 5 cm.In order not to cause rotting of new shoots, not much should bury the plant transplantation.Miltonia small root system, the roots are thin and sensitive to excessive moisture.Therefore, you need a good drainage at the bottom of the pot.Himself pot should be small, with loose soil.Good to add to the substrate pieces conifer bark, peat, and charcoal.
plant is propagated by dividing the bush, making sure that each plant was at least three pseudobulbs.
The most important pests Miltonia - whiteflies, thrips and scale insects.Thrips occur at high temperatures or low humidity.With the defeat of thrips leaves turn silver tide.When the leaves are covered with brown scale insects with sticky secretions plaques.With the defeat of whitefly underside of leaves covered with whitish spots.With strong defeat leaves obetsvechivayutsya and die.