Miltoniopsis for Orchidnick and others
There is a little story that goes with this plant. A couple of years ago a Trader Joes opened in my area. I couldn't walk in there without buying a noid orchid or two. They have mostly coffee table phals. but occasionally have a few odd ball plants. In the winter they have maybe 2 to 4 miltoniopsis all of which are noids but the cost of their orchids are cheap so are meant to be tossed after they finish the flowering. Last year I bought about 4 miltoniopsis and maybe another 4 this year. Naturally, I don't have the heart to just toss them so but them in the greenhouse and wasn't expecting much. I noticed this one showing one spike and than another and then the total was 7. This is the only one that spiked but this is the one on the end that got more light than the rest. In any case here is a photo of the first two spikes to open, each carrying 4 flowers. If I can get the others to spike next year, I'll be looking into named miltoniopsis and selling, or giving these away. So Nick, I think I may be able to get these to grow and flourish.