Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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Orchid Plant Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit seedling size
Orchid Plant Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit seedling size
$8.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 52m
Orchid Plant Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit seedling size
Orchid Plant Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit seedling size
$6.07 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 34m
Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Orchid Plant
Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Orchid Plant
$29.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 55m
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 3h 4m
MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
$22.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3h 4m
Vanda falcata  Neofinetia  Fragrant Orchid Species Japan Amami Island Form
Vanda falcata Neofinetia Fragrant Orchid Species Japan Amami Island Form
$24.00
Time Remaining: 3h 43m
Gastrochilus bellinus Fragrant Dwarf Vanda Orchid Species in Double Spike Mount
Gastrochilus bellinus Fragrant Dwarf Vanda Orchid Species in Double Spike Mount
$39.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 14m
RHYNCHOSTYLIS RETUSA Fragrant Rare Vanda Species Orchid
RHYNCHOSTYLIS RETUSA Fragrant Rare Vanda Species Orchid
$27.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 28m
V Fuchs Gold 5 Star x V Dr Anek FCC Dark Red Brown Vanda Orchid
V Fuchs Gold 5 Star x V Dr Anek FCC Dark Red Brown Vanda Orchid
$11.00
Time Remaining: 4h 29m
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V Sanderiana x Asco Butterfly Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
V Sanderiana x Asco Butterfly Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
$13.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 29m
V Rasri Gold x V Dr Anek FCC 4N Nice Red Orange Gold Vanda Orchid
V Rasri Gold x V Dr Anek FCC 4N Nice Red Orange Gold Vanda Orchid
$11.00
Time Remaining: 4h 30m
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vanda coeruela huge orchid
vanda coeruela huge orchid
$45.00
Time Remaining: 16h 49m
Vanda Roberts Delight Garnets Beauty
Vanda Roberts Delight Garnets Beauty
$25.00
Time Remaining: 20h 21m
33 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
33 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
$24.99
Time Remaining: 21h
38 Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
38 Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
$24.99
Time Remaining: 21h 5m
WOW Vanda sanderiana Pink Select Bloom size 4 inch basket SPECIES
WOW Vanda sanderiana Pink Select Bloom size 4 inch basket SPECIES
$60.00
Time Remaining: 22h 8m
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N NICE FLOWERS 4 basket LARGE SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N NICE FLOWERS 4 basket LARGE SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 22h 26m
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BIN Vanda Roberts Delight klaipat NB Sophies Orchids
BIN Vanda Roberts Delight klaipat NB Sophies Orchids
$28.95
Time Remaining: 23h 36m
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BIN Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
BIN Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
$34.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 33m
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Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit Orchid Plant
Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit Orchid Plant
$17.45 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 27m
Vanda Pures Wax Carmela Orchid Plant
Vanda Pures Wax Carmela Orchid Plant
$16.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 28m
Vanda Pachara Delight Dark Purple Blue Orchid Plant
Vanda Pachara Delight Dark Purple Blue Orchid Plant
$28.50
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 29m
Vanda lamellata species Orchid Plant
Vanda lamellata species Orchid Plant
$8.50
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 38m
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Vanda lamellata yellow species Orchid Plant
Vanda lamellata yellow species Orchid Plant
$12.50
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 39m
Vanda Esther arnetta large plant 24 or bigger
Vanda Esther arnetta large plant 24 or bigger
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 33m
Ascda Princess Mikasa White Angel Hard to Find Vanda Alliance Collector Item
Ascda Princess Mikasa White Angel Hard to Find Vanda Alliance Collector Item
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 48m
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Vanda Varakorn X Merrilli Carmela Hard to Find Vanda Orchid Easy To Grow
Vanda Varakorn X Merrilli Carmela Hard to Find Vanda Orchid Easy To Grow
$11.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 48m
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Vanda Varakorn X Merrillii Carmela Hard to Find Vanda Orchid Easy To Grow
Vanda Varakorn X Merrillii Carmela Hard to Find Vanda Orchid Easy To Grow
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 48m
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Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit Hard to Find Vanda Orchid Collector Item Easy To Grow
Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit Hard to Find Vanda Orchid Collector Item Easy To Grow
$11.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 48m
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Vanda Pachara Delight Pachara FCC JOGA Vanda Orchid Best Blue Easy To Grow
Vanda Pachara Delight Pachara FCC JOGA Vanda Orchid Best Blue Easy To Grow
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 49m
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Vanda Ratchabury Siriattana orchid T1P10
Vanda Ratchabury Siriattana orchid T1P10
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 9m
Vanda Muang Tong FLOWERS 4 inch Basket AWESOME WHITE FLOWERS MAGENTA LIP
Vanda Muang Tong FLOWERS 4 inch Basket AWESOME WHITE FLOWERS MAGENTA LIP
$120.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 8m
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ORCHID BS Renanthera Kalsom  Red Dragon  TROPICAL VANDA HAWAII
ORCHID BS Renanthera Kalsom Red Dragon TROPICAL VANDA HAWAII
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 15m
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NEOFINETIA FALCATA Very Fragrant Orchid Vanda Type Mini White Flowers 2 Growth
NEOFINETIA FALCATA Very Fragrant Orchid Vanda Type Mini White Flowers 2 Growth
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 7m
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Orchid Vanda Kreng Chai Browny Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Kreng Chai Browny Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 34m
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Orchid Vanda Wirat x V Madame Rattana in spike ExoticTropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Wirat x V Madame Rattana in spike ExoticTropical Plants
$37.95
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 16m
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BOTANICA LTD 6 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
BOTANICA LTD 6 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
$6.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 28m
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Vanda Kultana Grand beautiful large pink flowers going out of bloom
Vanda Kultana Grand beautiful large pink flowers going out of bloom
$30.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23m
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Aerides odorata FRAGrANT Species Orchid Plant What A Find Vanda
Aerides odorata FRAGrANT Species Orchid Plant What A Find Vanda
$17.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 53m
Neof Falcata Red x Aerides Ordorata Pink ORCHID PLANT 4 BLOOM Mini Vanda
Neof Falcata Red x Aerides Ordorata Pink ORCHID PLANT 4 BLOOM Mini Vanda
$10.59 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 20m
Vanda aerides lawrenciae x V Sasicha ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket BLOOM BuD Size BLUE
Vanda aerides lawrenciae x V Sasicha ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket BLOOM BuD Size BLUE
$7.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 26m
Tolumnia Equitant Oncidium Popoki Mitzi Mini Cute Vanda Orchid GOTTA SEE THIS
Tolumnia Equitant Oncidium Popoki Mitzi Mini Cute Vanda Orchid GOTTA SEE THIS
$5.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 30m
VANDA BASKET 3 4 MESH NET POT ORCHID HYDROPONIC SQUARE AEROPONIC CLONE AQUA
VANDA BASKET 3 4 MESH NET POT ORCHID HYDROPONIC SQUARE AEROPONIC CLONE AQUA
$5.99
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 12m
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Orchid Vanda  V Kreng Chai Brownie  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Kreng Chai Brownie South Florida Grown
$34.99
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 45m
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Botanica Ltd 12 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket coco lining
Botanica Ltd 12 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket coco lining
$13.99
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 46m
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Vanda Pachara Delight
Vanda Pachara Delight
$9.99
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 3m
Vanda esther Araneta White Blue LARGE ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket IN BLOOM BuD Size
Vanda esther Araneta White Blue LARGE ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket IN BLOOM BuD Size
$21.50 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 54m
Vanda Kultana Gold x Ascda Udomchai x Ascda Goldenl Gulf Orchid in Spike
Vanda Kultana Gold x Ascda Udomchai x Ascda Goldenl Gulf Orchid in Spike
$35.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2m
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Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple in Bloom Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple in Bloom Tropical Plant
$40.85
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 29m
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Aerides Lawrenciane Very Fragant Vanda Orchid Plant
Aerides Lawrenciane Very Fragant Vanda Orchid Plant
$19.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 53m
Vanda Prema Indigahawela testacea x garayi Orchid Plant Ascocentrum
Vanda Prema Indigahawela testacea x garayi Orchid Plant Ascocentrum
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 21m
Vanda Bangsai Queen x Manuvadee Udon Purple Black Orchid in Spike
Vanda Bangsai Queen x Manuvadee Udon Purple Black Orchid in Spike
$35.99
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 26m
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Vanda Yuuko Iso Sumida Ted Sumida Orchid Plant COMPOT
Vanda Yuuko Iso Sumida Ted Sumida Orchid Plant COMPOT
$28.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 58m
Large Flowering sized Vanda Esther Araneta Hybrid Orchid Plant
Large Flowering sized Vanda Esther Araneta Hybrid Orchid Plant
$26.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 17m
Nearly Blooming sized Vanda Christine Ang x Denisoniana Purity x Sib Orchid
Nearly Blooming sized Vanda Christine Ang x Denisoniana Purity x Sib Orchid
$19.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 8m
3 Neofinetia falcata Seedlings on One Mount Vanda Fragrant Orchid Miniature
3 Neofinetia falcata Seedlings on One Mount Vanda Fragrant Orchid Miniature
$19.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 18m
Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum Pink Form Orchid Plant
Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum Pink Form Orchid Plant
$15.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 29m
Vanda Madame Rattana Boonchoo X  Vanda Khao Lak Pink
Vanda Madame Rattana Boonchoo X Vanda Khao Lak Pink
$16.99
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 4m
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AWESOME Vanda Mimi Palmer FLOWERS 4 inch basket HIGHLY FRAGRANT
AWESOME Vanda Mimi Palmer FLOWERS 4 inch basket HIGHLY FRAGRANT
$100.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 38m
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GORGEOUS Vanda coerulea Select SPIKE RARE SPECIES
GORGEOUS Vanda coerulea Select SPIKE RARE SPECIES
$125.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 40m
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GORGEOUS Vanda coerulea Select Bloom size RARE SPECIES
GORGEOUS Vanda coerulea Select Bloom size RARE SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 41m
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Orchid Vanda Ascda Suksamran Gold X Nopporn Gold in bloom Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Suksamran Gold X Nopporn Gold in bloom Exotic Tropical Plant
$37.50
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 37m
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Vanda Ascocenda Orchid Mokara Calipso Pink
Vanda Ascocenda Orchid Mokara Calipso Pink
$16.99
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 40m
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AWESOME Vanda tessellata Select FLOWERS 4 inch basket LARGE SPECIES
AWESOME Vanda tessellata Select FLOWERS 4 inch basket LARGE SPECIES
$200.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 41m
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AWESOME Vanda tessellata Select FLOWERS 4 inch basket SPECIES
AWESOME Vanda tessellata Select FLOWERS 4 inch basket SPECIES
$130.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 43m
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Large Seedling Renanthera monachica Mini Species Orchid Plant Vanda Neofinetia
Large Seedling Renanthera monachica Mini Species Orchid Plant Vanda Neofinetia
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 2m
Flowering sized Vanda Ascocentrum Mona Church Orchid Plant
Flowering sized Vanda Ascocentrum Mona Church Orchid Plant
$21.99
Time Remaining: 6d 8m
Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P17
Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P17
$18.99
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 27m
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Rhynchostylis gigantea Orange orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P6
Rhynchostylis gigantea Orange orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P6
$39.99
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 27m
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Lovely ORCHID Flower POT It HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
Lovely ORCHID Flower POT It HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$44.95
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 55m
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Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas Orchid Plant 25 Pots
Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas Orchid Plant 25 Pots
$11.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 13m
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Flowering sized Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum Orange Form Orchid Plant
Flowering sized Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum Orange Form Orchid Plant
$21.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 29m
Large Seedling Fragrant Vanda ustii Species Orchid Plant
Large Seedling Fragrant Vanda ustii Species Orchid Plant
$21.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 30m
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Red Berry Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Red Berry Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 46m
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Flowering sized Vanda Fuchs Ruby Orchid Plant
Flowering sized Vanda Fuchs Ruby Orchid Plant
$24.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 53m
Vanda Kultana Grand beautiful large pink flowers going out of bloom
Vanda Kultana Grand beautiful large pink flowers going out of bloom
$16.25
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 32m
VANDA MS JOAQUIM 3 TOP ROOTED CUTTINGS
VANDA MS JOAQUIM 3 TOP ROOTED CUTTINGS
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 26m
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VANDA ORCHID Plants MS JOAQUIM 7 TOP ROOTED CUTTINGS
VANDA ORCHID Plants MS JOAQUIM 7 TOP ROOTED CUTTINGS
$39.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 52m
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Ascocenda Motes Hot Chestnut x Memoria Louis Hattos Vanda orchid Black
Ascocenda Motes Hot Chestnut x Memoria Louis Hattos Vanda orchid Black
$24.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 57m
RHYNCHOSTYLIS RETUSA Fragrant Rare Vanda Species Orchid
RHYNCHOSTYLIS RETUSA Fragrant Rare Vanda Species Orchid
$26.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 7m
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Vanda unknown hybrid Cranberry T1P41
Vanda unknown hybrid Cranberry T1P41
$24.99
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 9m
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V Dr Anek FCC 4N x V Charles Goodfellow Yellow Orange Vanda Orchid NBS
V Dr Anek FCC 4N x V Charles Goodfellow Yellow Orange Vanda Orchid NBS
$14.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 16m
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V Dr Anek FCC 4N x V M Rattana x V Bitzs Hearthrob Red Vanda Orchid
V Dr Anek FCC 4N x V M Rattana x V Bitzs Hearthrob Red Vanda Orchid
$14.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 20m
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V Two Tone Kae x V Sanderiana Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
V Two Tone Kae x V Sanderiana Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
$11.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 27m
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V Sanderiana x Asco Butterfly Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
V Sanderiana x Asco Butterfly Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
$14.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 48m
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V Fuchs Delight x V Blitz Hearthrob Red Pink Vanda Orchid
V Fuchs Delight x V Blitz Hearthrob Red Pink Vanda Orchid
$12.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 6m
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Renanthera monachica Compact Orchid Vanda Species Orange Red spots Philippines
Renanthera monachica Compact Orchid Vanda Species Orange Red spots Philippines
$18.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 22m
Ascocenda Fuchs Sunset Lovely Orange Red Vanda Orchid
Ascocenda Fuchs Sunset Lovely Orange Red Vanda Orchid
$10.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 32m
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V Dr Anek x V Similan Red Red Hybrid Vanda Orchid
V Dr Anek x V Similan Red Red Hybrid Vanda Orchid
$14.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 49m
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Vanda sanderiana Pink Select Near bloom size 4 inch basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink Select Near bloom size 4 inch basket SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 7d 20h 51m
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Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE GORGEOUS BLUE FLOWERS
Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE GORGEOUS BLUE FLOWERS
$50.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 45m
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AWESOME Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 inch basket FIELD COLLECTED SPECIES
AWESOME Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 inch basket FIELD COLLECTED SPECIES
$70.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 47m
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AWESOME Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 inch basket LARGE FIELD COLLECTED SPECIES
AWESOME Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 inch basket LARGE FIELD COLLECTED SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 49m
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Orchid Vanda Aerivanda Lawrenceae Fragrant Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Aerivanda Lawrenceae Fragrant Exotic Tropical Plants
$45.99
Time Remaining: 8d 2h 55m
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Orchid Vanda Rhynchostylist gigantea Spots fragrant Exotic Tropical
Orchid Vanda Rhynchostylist gigantea Spots fragrant Exotic Tropical
$39.95
Time Remaining: 8d 3h 3m
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Orchid Vanda Kultana Gold X Ascda Thai Spot Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Kultana Gold X Ascda Thai Spot Exotic Tropical Plants
$38.95
Time Remaining: 8d 3h 10m
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Orchid Vanda Miss Joaquim 10 easy to grow classic hybrid
Orchid Vanda Miss Joaquim 10 easy to grow classic hybrid
$30.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 17m
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Vanda Ascocenda Orchid Brighton Fuchsia Xv Katsuura 2 pot with medium
Vanda Ascocenda Orchid Brighton Fuchsia Xv Katsuura 2 pot with medium
$16.99
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 31m
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Five Secrets About Caring for Vanda Orchids

Vanda orchids originate in eastern Asia and northern Australia. This genera in the orchid family requires expert care, so beginners shouldn't start out trying to grow one. This article will give you a few tips for growing these plants properly.

Light

Vandas thrive with plenty of sunlight. You should give them at least half a day of light. It's best that you put them in your brightest window. Make sure that you don't forget to relocate them as the seasons change. This will allow them to receive as much light as they need. If you give them sufficient light, they will probably bloom two or three times each year.

Water

During their growing season, which is between June and September, Vanda orchids require a lot of water. Most people hang these plants in baskets. If you do, you will need to give them water every day. After September, you should just keep them evenly moist. However, make sure that you don't allow them to completely dry out. Food

Vandas should be fed every two weeks during their growing season. Make sure that you use a balanced plant food at half strength. After September, you should start feeding them only once a month. You should do this up until June rolls around again.

Potting Medium

Most species of this genera grow on trees. However, there are some that grow only rocks or in soil. You must take this into account when choosing the ideal potting medium for Vanda orchids. If you have no way to tell what species you're growing, then you should use a coarse potting medium. Fir bark is the ideal medium in this situation. Repotting

You should seldomly repot these plants. You should only do so every two or three years when the potting medium has gotten old. If you repot them unnecessarily, the plant may not produce any flowers. Once the orchid has established itself, you shouldn't disturb it.

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Orchid - Vanda Miss Joaquim?

During my recent visit to Singapore I bought a Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid. How do I care for it? What is flowering season? Is Bombay climate ideal for it? Which fertilizer is more suitable for it? Organic or synthetic?
Kindly help.

Vanda tessellata
( Vanda Orchid )

An epiphytic orchid. Linear leaves, to 18 inches long, are curved. The variable, 2 inches across flowers appear on long, arching racemes, in fall. Use epiphytic orchid potting mix in slatted baskets. Requires full light, with shade from hot sun. Water less in winter.

How to Grow this Plant:

Characteristics
Cultivar:n/a
Family:Orchidaceae
Size:Height: 0 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 1 ft.
Plant Category:orchids,
Plant Characteristics:high maintenance,
Foliage Characteristics:evergreen,
Foliage Color:green,
Flower Characteristics:showy, unusual,
Flower Color:blues, greens, yellows,
Tolerances:
Requirements
Bloomtime Range:not applicable
USDA Hardiness Zone:undefined
AHS Heat Zone:Not defined for this plant
Light Range:Part Sun to Full Sun
pH Range:5.5 to 6.5
Soil Range:Any
Water Range:Normal to Moist

Plant Care

Fertilizing
How-tos : Fertilization for Young Plants

Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development. Look for a fertilizer that has phosphorus, P, in it(the second number on the bag.) Apply recommended amount for plant per label directions in the soil at time of planting or at least during the first growing season.

How-tos : Fertilization for Established Plants

Established plants can benefit from fertilization. Take a visual inventory of your landscape. Trees need to be fertilized every few years. Shrubs and other plants in the landscape can be fertilized yearly. A soil test can determine existing nutrient levels in the soil. If one or more nutrients is low, a specific instead of an all-purpose fertilizer may be required. Fertilizers that are high in N, nitrogen, will promote green leafy growth. Excess nitrogen in the soil can cause excessive vegetative growth on plants at the expense of flower bud development. It is best to avoid fertilizing late in the growing season. Applications made at that time can force lush, vegetative growth that will not have a chance to harden off before the onset of cold weather.

How-tos : Fertilization for Annuals and Perennials

Annuals and perennials may be fertilized using: 1.water-soluble, quick release fertilizers; 2. temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers; or 3. organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion. Water soluble fertilizers are generally used every two weeks during the growing season or per label instructions. Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are worked into the soil ususally only once during the growing season or per label directions. For organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion, follow label directions as they may vary per product.

Light
Conditions : Partial Shade

Partial Shade is defined as filtered light found beneath trees with high limbs. Partial shade usually offers some protection from direct afternoon sun.

Conditions : Filtered Light

For many plants that prefer partially shady conditions, filtered light is ideal. Good planting sites are under a mid to large sized tree that lets some light through their branches or beneath taller plants that will provide some protection.

Conditions : Bright Light for Houseplants

Houseplants requiring bright light should be placed within 2 feet of an eastern or western exposure window or within 2 to 5 feet of a southern exposure window.

Conditions : Full Sun

Full Sun is defined as exposure to more than 6 hours of continuous, direct sun per day.

Watering
Conditions : Moist

Moist is defined as soil that receives regular watering to a depth of 18 inch deep, does not dry out, but does not have a drainage problem either.

Conditions : Normal Watering for Houseplants

Houseplants that require normal watering should be watered so that soil is completely saturated and excess water runs out the bottom of the pot. Never water just a little bit; this allows mineral salts to build up in the soil. The key to normal watering is to allow the top inch or two of potting soil to dry out between waterings. Check frequently as certain times of the year may dictate that you water more frequently. Also, some plants that require normal watering during the growing season, may require less during the winter months when they are dormant.

Planting
How-tos : Repotting Orchids

Potting Terrestrial Orchids Good drainage is important. Mix 3 parts fibrous peat, 3 parts coarse grit, 1 part perlite, and 1 part charcoal. Select a pot that will accommodate roots and about 2 years growth, but no more. Make sure that it has a drainage hole. Hold the orchid over the pot so that the crown is just below the rim of the pot. With your other hand, fill pot with moistened soil mix, tamping to firm. There really is no need to add crockery to the bottom of the pot, but you may want to add a small square of wire mesh or other permiable fabric over hole in bottom of pot. Potting Epiphytic Orchids Epiphytes prefer conditions where roots can be exposed, therefore, tight pots and close-contact soil mixes do not work well and will induce rot. Mix 3 parts dust-free, medium-grade bark, 1 part coarse grit or perlite, 1 part charcoal, and 1 part peat moss together, OR use a commercial orchid mix. As with the terrestrial orchid, select a pot that will accommodate roots and about 2 years growth, but no more. Make sure that it has a drainage hole. Even better, select an orchid pot, which has vertical slits down sides. Hold orchid over pot so that crown is just below the rim of the pot. With other hand, fill pot with moistened bark mix, tamping to firm. Some epiphytes do not need to be potted and prefer to grow on a mound or slab of bark. Until roots attach, tie orchid in place with fishing line. Constant humidity is a must. Support Orchids that have long flower stalks will need staking. Staking is best done as stem grows and before buds open. Many growers prefer to insert stake when potting orchid, but it is up to you.

Problems
Pest : Spider Mites

Spider mites are small, 8 legged, spider-like creatures which thrive in hot, dry conditions (like heated houses). Spider mites feed with piercing mouth parts, which cause plants to appear yellow and stippled. Leaf drop and plant death can occur with heavy infestations. Spider mites can multiply quickly, as a female can lay up to 200 eggs in a life span of 30 days. They also produce a web which can cover infested leaves and flowers.
Prevention and Control: Keep weeds down and remove infested plants. Dry air seems to worsen the problem, so make sure plants are regularly watered, especially those preferring high humidity such as tropicals, citrus, or tomatoes. Always check new plants prior to bringing them home from the garden center or nursery. Take advantage of natural enemies such as ladybug larvae. If a miticide is recommended by your local garden center professional or county Cooperative Extension office, read and follow all label directions. Concentrate your efforts on the undersides of the leaves as that is where spider mites generally live.

Pest : Mealybugs

Small, wingless, dull-white, soft-bodied insects that produce a waxy powdery covering. They have piercing/sucking mouth parts that suck the sap out of plant tissue. Mealybugs often look like small pieces of cotton and they tend to congregate where leaves and stems branch. They attack a wide range of plants. The young tend to move around until they find a suitable feeding spot, then they hang out in colonies and feed. Mealybugs can weaken a plant leading to yellow foliage and leaf drop. They also produce a sweet substance called honeydew (coveted by ants) which can lead to an unattractive black surface fungal growth called sooty mold.

Prevention and Control: Isolate infested plants from those that are not. Consult your local garden center professional or the Cooperative Extension office in your county for a legal insecticide/chemical recommendation. Encourage natural enemies such as lady beetles in the garden to help reduce population levels of mealybugs.

Pest : Whiteflies

Whiteflies are small, winged insects that look like tiny moths, which attack many types of plants. The flying adult stage prefers the underside of leaves to feed and breed. Whiteflies can multiply quickly as a female can lay up to 500 eggs in a life span of 2 months. If a plant is infested with whiteflies, you will see a cloud of fleeing insects when the plant is disturbed. Whiteflies can weaken a plant, eventually leading to plant death if they are not checked. They can transmit many harmful plant viruses. They also produce a sweet substance called honeydew (coveted by ants) which can lead to an unattractive black surface fungal growth called sooty mold.

Possible controls: keep weeds down; use screening in windows to keep them out; remove infested plants away from non-infested plants; use a reflective mulch (aluminum foil) under plants (this repels whiteflies); trap with yellow sticky cards, apply labeled pesticides; encourage natural enemies such as parasitic wasps in the garden; and sometimes a good steady shower of water will wash them off the plant.

Pest : Aphids

Aphids are small, soft-bodied, slow-moving insects that suck fluids from plants. Aphids come in many colors, ranging from green to brown to black, and they may have wings. They attack a wide range of plant species causing stunting, deformed leaves and buds. They can transmit harmful plant viruses with their piercing/sucking mouthparts. Aphids, generally, are merely a nuisance, since it takes many of them to cause serious plant damage. However aphids do produce a sweet substance called honeydew (coveted by ants) which can lead to an unattractive black surface growth called sooty mold.

Aphids can increase quickly in numbers and each female can produce up to 250 live nymphs in the course of a month without mating. Aphids often appear when the environment changes - spring & fall. They're often massed at the tips of branches feeding on succulent tissue. Aphids are attracted to the color yellow and will often hitchhike on yellow clothing.

Prevention and Control: Keep weeds to an absolute minimum, especially around desirable plants. On edibles, wash off infected area of plant. Lady bugs and lacewings will feed on aphids in the garden. There are various products - organic and inorganic - that can be used to control aphids. Seek the recommendation of a professional and follow all label procedures to a tee.

Fungi : Leaf Spots

Leaf spots are caused by fungi or bacteria. Brown or black spots and patches may be either ragged or circular, with a water soaked or yellow-edged appearance. Insects, rain, dirty garden tools, or even people can help its spread.

Prevention and Control: Remove infected leaves when the plant is dry. Leaves that collect around the base of the plant should be raked up and disposed of. Avoid overhead irrigation if possible; water should be directed at soil level. For fungal leaf spots, use a recommended fungicide according to label directions.

Diseases : Blight

Blights are cause by fungi or bacteria that kill plant tissue. Symptoms often show up as the rapid spotting or wilting of foliage. There are many different blights, specific to various plants, each requiring a varied method of control.

Miscellaneous
Glossary : pH

pH, means the potential of Hydrogen, is the measure of alkalinity or acidity. In horticulture, pH refers to the pH of soil. The scale measures from 0, most acid, to 14, most alkaline. Seven is neutral. Most plants prefer a range between 5.5 and about 6.7, an acid range, but there are plenty of other plants that like soil more alkaline, or above 7. A pH of 7 is where the plant can most easily absorb the most nutrients in the soil. Some plants prefer more or less of certain nutrients, and therefore do better at a certain pH.

Glossary : Tolerant

Tolerant refers to a plant's ability to tolerate exposure to an external condition(s). It does not mean that the plant thrives or prefers this situation, but is able to adapt and continue its life cycle.

Glossary : Fertilize

Fertilize just before new growth begins with a complete fertilizer.

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