Orchid of the month: the Miltonia
It’s as if Matisse and Monet started plant breeding together and had a particularly good day. The first thing you notice about Miltonia are her magnificent flowers, full of refined patterns, sparkling lines and almost cartoon-like dots. The second thing you notice is the wealth of colour: Miss Miltonia likes to wear brown, crimson, scarlet, purple, white and yellow. Miltonia is one of the few orchids where some varieties are scented.
Miltonia has sturdy green leaves which are best served by a robust base to give an appealing contrast with the elegant flower. Experiment with different shapes: an old can or an original vase can also serve as a decorative pot, for example.
Orchid of the month
Every month we present a new orchid of the month. Want to find out which orchid it will be next month? Take a look at the list.