Orchid Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' white-purple

Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide'

Orchid Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' white-purple

Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide'
A fragrant pansy orchid
The brightly coloured Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' is a real attention-grabber. Their purple colour gives the petals an almost velvety look. This orchid may bloom several times a year. If the plant's health is good, it will bloom year after year. Make sure the roots of the pansy orchid are always moist. In the summer, immerse them in lukewarm rain water once a week. Do this once every ten days in winter, then let the extra water drain out of the flower pot. Autumn is when the pseudo bulbs usually come up. If they feel hard to the touch, the plant needs to stay dormant for 8 to 12 weeks. Put the Miltonia in a light spot, but not in direct sunlight. This orchid smells fabulous too! Twice the benefit with the 'Red Tide'!
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Orchid Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' white-purple
Orchid Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' white-purple
Orchid Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' white-purple
Orchid Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide' white-purple
Latin name: Miltoniopsis 'Red Tide'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White,Purple
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 45 - 60 cm

Your pansy orchid is delivered in the nursery pot in which it grew. Stand it in a light spot in the living room out of direct sunlight. Around 18-22° C is the perfect temperature for Miltonia 'Red Tide'.


Keep the roots of the pansy orchid moist with regular watering preferably with warm rain water or other lime-free water - soak the pot in rainwater for best results but be sure it drains well - good drainage is important and the plant must not be left to stand in water. Add some liquid fertiliser to the watering can once a month – choose a fertiliser that you would use for flowering plants or tomatoes, with a high potassium content. Spray the plant regularly to retain high air humidity. The flower sprig can be removed once all the flowers have died. Each tuber will flower once and then forms at least one new ‘pseudo bulb’.When the plant becomes too large, you can repot into a larger pot. Miltonia 'Red Tide' can also be propagated by dividing the pseudobulbs and planting at least 3 of them together in a new pot. Use a sharp knife to separate them and plant in special orchid medium.

Dormant period

The pansy orchid will form pseudobulbs (usually) in the autumn - when you see them appear you will know the plant is still in a growth spurt so do keep feeding. Once they are thickened up and feel sturdy, they will need a dormant period of around 8-12 weeks. Stand it in a cooler spot (approx. 16 degrees Celsius), water sparingly once a fortnight and do not feed. Do not allow the potting medium to dry out entirely. New buds are formed in this dormant period following upon which you can stand your Miltonia 'Red Tide' in the warmth of the living room again, and water and feed it once more. After 3 months you will see new flower sprigs appear. Buds can also be encouraged if the plant is stood outdoors in a sheltered spot in the summer - the rhythm of day and night temps is the catalyst. (This treatment is an alternative to standing the pot in a cooler room during the dormant period).


The petals come in shades of red and pink with a bright white edged lip in the middle and a small yellow centre - a really lovely looking flower. This is an easily grown houseplant that is guaranteed to be often admired.


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