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Miltonia candida (Snow-white miltonia)

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4 hours care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Miltonia candida

Other names

Snow-white miltonia, Anneliesia candida

Genus

Miltonia Miltonia

Species

M. candida - M. candida is an evergreen, epiphytic orchid with oblong to ovoid pseudobulbs each with linear to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in autumn, racemes of star-shaped, brown or brown-spotted, yellow-green flowers with white, pale pink, or pale purple lips.


Miltonia candida is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Flower

Spotted, Brown, Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Divide when the plant fills its container and spills over the sides. Remove the flower stem once it has completely turned brown.

Propagation

Divide when plants overflow their containers.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Miltonia candida (Snow-white miltonia) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in pots of epiphytic orchid compost under glass from 13-30ºC in filtered light. In summer, provide high humidity, mist daily, water freely, and feed a half-strength fertiliser every 3rd watering. In winter, give full light & water moderately.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Miltonia candida

Other names

Snow-white miltonia, Anneliesia candida

Genus

Miltonia Miltonia

Species

M. candida - M. candida is an evergreen, epiphytic orchid with oblong to ovoid pseudobulbs each with linear to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, in autumn, racemes of star-shaped, brown or brown-spotted, yellow-green flowers with white, pale pink, or pale purple lips.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright


Colour

Flower

Spotted, Brown, Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Divide when the plant fills its container and spills over the sides. Remove the flower stem once it has completely turned brown.

Propagation

Divide when plants overflow their containers.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Miltonia candida (Snow-white miltonia) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in pots of epiphytic orchid compost under glass from 13-30ºC in filtered light. In summer, provide high humidity, mist daily, water freely, and feed a half-strength fertiliser every 3rd watering. In winter, give full light & water moderately.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Miltonia candida (Snow-white miltonia)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orchidophilus spp.

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A pest of orchids spreading in trade. Currently absent from the UK and unlikely to establish outdoors. Could cause severe damage to hosts growing in protected cultivation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Miltonia candida (Snow-white miltonia)

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Miltonia candida (Snow-white miltonia)

Common pest name

Rice leaf nematode; Strawberry crimp disease nematode; White tip nematode; White tip nematode of rice

Scientific pest name

Aphelenchoides besseyi

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Damaging nematode affecting rice crops and strawberry production in warmer climates; could potentially present a threat to strawberry production and ornamental production in protected environments. But modern production practices seem to reduce likelihood of impacts. Pest is also regulated at EU level; which reduces likelihood of entry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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