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PlantFiles: Orchid, Bratonia Charles M. Fitch 'Izumi'

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bratonia
Grex name: Charles M. Fitch
Clonal name: Izumi
Additional cultivar information: (Brs. verrucosa x Milt.spectabilis)

Synonym:Miltassia Charles M. Fitch

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6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Green
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Todd_Boland On Jan 16, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A wonderful plant. The clone 'Izumi' has won an Award of Merit from the American Orchid Society. The hybrid was made by crossing Miltonia spectabilis to Brassia verrucosa. The Miltonia imparts the purple colouring, the Brassia imparts the long narrow tepals.

Positive boojum On Jan 16, 2005, boojum from Shelburne Falls, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very striking, multiple blooms on tall spikes. Mine has 3 spikes this year. Flowers are three inches, purple, and star shaped. Easy to grow.


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

Hollywood, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Winter Park, Florida

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