Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis

Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Miltoniopsis
Species: Mltnps. phalaenopsis
Binomial name
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis
(Linden & Rchb. f.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Miltoniopsis.

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Plant blooms from late spring to early summer with three to five 5 to 5.75 cm flowers.


Plant is found in the humid forest of Antioquia state of Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters.


Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis alba Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis var. alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white with yellow center.
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis Posada Miltoniopsis vexillaria "Posada" Sepals and petals are white. Lip is with red patch.


Plants are grown in moderate light with intermediate to warm temperatures. They require a humidity range of 50 to 90%. During hot summers water the plant daily. As winter approaches, keep the plant media moist but not damp. In the winter reduce watering but do not let the mix dryout. Pot the plant in a well drain mix such as fine fir bark with perlite.


Common name: The Phalaenopsis-Like Miltoniopsis


  1. Miltonia phalaenopsis (Linden & Rchb. f.) G. Nicholson 1886
  2. Miltonia pulchella hort. ex Linden 1868
  3. Odontoglossum phalaenopsis Linden & Rchb. f. 1854

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