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Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis 'John Leathers'

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DanaRaluca, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    This is my Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis 'John Leathers', bought from Ecuagenera 1 year ago. :) I think it is the only Miltoniopsis that flowered under my care. It started to flower 3 months ago and it had a total of 13 flower spikes, with a maximum of 6 in the same time. Unfortunately I've been too lazy, and I took photos only now . The flowers have a delightful fragrance.
    I am very grateful to Marni, for posting photos and description of this plant ( :) and especially for mentioning the fragrance)
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Dana, it’s ok to be lazy . That is a beautifully grown plant!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm glad it worked out for you. Your plant is lovely. In case you weren't aware, this is a 4n plant.
     
  4. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Thank you both for your nice words.
    Marni, I took your advice and pot it in a clay pot with sphagnum. At least until now, this worked very well.
    No, I didn't know it is a 4n. :) Thank you.
     
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    mrhappyrotter New Member

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    Oh yeah, I love the scent on these flowers. I remember when I bought mine, someone asked me what plants I was getting and I mentioned they were all fragrant. When they saw this species in my bag, they kind of laughed and said something along the lines of "that one's not fragrant, good luck".

    As it turns out, it's one of my favorite fragrances!

    Your plant is much better grown than mine, but I don't think mine likes the hot temperatures here so I'm just happy to see it bloom from time to time.
     
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    :) Thank you.