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PlantFiles: Species Orchid, Regnell's Miltonia
Miltonia regnellii

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Miltonia (mil-TOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: regnellii (reg-NEL-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Miltonia cereola
Synonym:Oncidium regnellii

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Monocromatico On Jun 3, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This brazilian epiphyte has the reputation of being an easy grower in warm conditions. It has medium to large flowers (up to 7.5 cm across), around 6 per inflorescence, with yellow petals and pink, wide labellum.

I have no experience nor knowledge about this species, though.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spotswood, New Jersey

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