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Oncidium Alliance - Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' - Variegated!

Oncidium Alliance - Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' - Variegated!

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Introducing the captivating Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' - Variegated! This exquisite orchid hybrid, a cross between Bratonia Olmec and Brassia Edvah Loo, is a true gem for any orchid enthusiast.

Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' boasts medium-sized stature, characterized by its typical oncidium-type pseudobulbs adorned with long, grassy leaves. What sets this variety apart is its stunning variegation – the 'Okika' clone features white variegation on the tips of its leaves, accentuated by a distinct yellow border along the top edge, adding a touch of elegance to its appearance.

But the real showstopper is its mesmerizing blooms. Prepare to be entranced by the dramatic spikes of flowers, each adorned with pointed, spidery petals and sepals in rich mahogany and green tones. The striking contrast of colors creates a visual feast for the eyes. Adding to its allure, the pink lip of the flower is delicately dappled with dark spots, adding depth and character to each blossom.

Cultivating Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' is a rewarding experience, provided you follow a few key tips. Here's how to ensure its optimal growth and flowering:

  1. Light: Place your Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the delicate leaves.

  2. Temperature: Maintain moderate temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C) during the day, with a slight drop at night. Consistent temperatures will promote healthy growth and blooming.

  3. Humidity: Orchids thrive in humid environments. Aim for humidity levels around 50-70%. You can achieve this by using a humidifier, placing a tray of water with pebbles beneath the plant, or grouping it with other plants.

  4. Watering: Water your orchid thoroughly when the top inch of the potting medium feels dry to the touch. Allow excess water to drain away, ensuring the roots are never left sitting in water, which can lead to rot.

  5. Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix consisting of materials like bark, perlite, and sphagnum moss. Repot your orchid every 1-2 years to refresh the medium and prevent compaction.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. Reduce or cease fertilization during the dormant period.

This is a blooming size in a 4" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

With proper care and attention, your Miltassia Shelob 'Okika' will reward you with its breathtaking blooms and stunning variegated foliage, making it a standout addition to any orchid collection.

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