The popularity of Miltoniopsis orchids is spreading, thanks to modern hybrids which are vigorous and floriferous. There is an irresistible charm to the richly coloured flowers and culture is easy, either in the home or in the greenhouse. Because of the shape and markings of the spectacular flowers, Miltoniopsis are commonly known as the “Pansy Orchid”. The beautiful flat flowers are borne on slender arching stems from the base of the most recently formed bulbs. Miltoniopsis generally bloom in Spring and Autumn, with the best results in Spring. They bloom profusely, and while the flowers last up to a month on the plant, their life is short as a cut flower.