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Old 09-07-2015, 11:30 AM
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Militoniopis flowers dieing???

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I'm new to orchids and am I loving it!

I got a miltonioips (not sure if I spelled correctly&#128563 on discount a few weeks ago and thought that it was going to bloom but some of the flowers are somewhat open but are now somewhat turning yellowish. Any reasons why? Does it need more light or more water? I water once a week and mist everyday or every other day. Any help is appreciated.


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I think they like cooler temps, shade and humidity but I do not grow these so I am not certain. I think these like to be watered often but I am guessing that you need to be careful not to rot the roots. Hopefully, someone who grows these can help you. Good luck! Great to have you here!
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Just about any genus of orchid can "sputter" when being moved from the location to which it was grown/forced/optimized for general public sale. In many cases it is NOTHING that the buyer has done that causes this to happen. Sometimes it is conditions that it was subject to BEFORE the buyer purchases.....sometimes later........
My society purchased plants from Hawaii for our state fair display and a certain percentage of them had buds (all or part) just blast because of nothing we did - in a couple days. On the other hand....many of them did beautifully......and there nothing done differently from one to the other. Check out the aos site for culture of your new plant - http://www.aos.org/images/img_conten...n/miltonia.pdf
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