Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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OUTSTANDING Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously bloomed 4 basket SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously bloomed 4 basket SPECIES
$50.00
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Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously bloomed 4 basket LARGE FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously bloomed 4 basket LARGE FRAGRANT SPECIES
$100.00
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N 2 Plants BS Mounted Tree fern LARGE SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N 2 Plants BS Mounted Tree fern LARGE SPECIES
$250.00
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Vanda sanderiana var alba HUGE 10 basket 3 Blooming Size Plants SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba HUGE 10 basket 3 Blooming Size Plants SPECIES
$450.00
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Vanda tessellata Blue X Black NICE FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata Blue X Black NICE FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$130.00
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Vanda sanderiana var alba NB Size SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba NB Size SPECIES
$50.00
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Vanda tessellata AM AOS NICE FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS NICE FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$70.00
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BS Dyakia Hendersoniana Orchid Collector Item New Growth Vanda Alliance Mini
BS Dyakia Hendersoniana Orchid Collector Item New Growth Vanda Alliance Mini
$8.99
Time Remaining: 9h 47m
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BIN Vanda amesianum fragrant flower sophiesorchidscom
BIN Vanda amesianum fragrant flower sophiesorchidscom
$17.00
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Ascocentrum Vanda Mona Church Miniature Vandaceous Orchid
Ascocentrum Vanda Mona Church Miniature Vandaceous Orchid
$19.99
Time Remaining: 12h 3m

VANDA Pachara Delight Pachara NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
VANDA Pachara Delight Pachara NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$24.95
Time Remaining: 12h 50m

20 Mesh Net Pot Cup Basket 275 inch Vanda Orchid Hydroponics Hydroton Rockwood
20 Mesh Net Pot Cup Basket 275 inch Vanda Orchid Hydroponics Hydroton Rockwood
$10.99
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Vanda Orchid Pot Cattleya 3 2 8  Mesh Net Square Basket Phalaenopsi Nursery 10x
Vanda Orchid Pot Cattleya 3 2 8 Mesh Net Square Basket Phalaenopsi Nursery 10x
$12.00
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Vanda Fuchs Ruby Orchid in Bloom
Vanda Fuchs Ruby Orchid in Bloom
$19.99
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5 pcs Window Box 6 inch Mesh Net Square Pot Basket Vanda Orchid Phalaenopsis
5 pcs Window Box 6 inch Mesh Net Square Pot Basket Vanda Orchid Phalaenopsis
$21.50
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Vanda Lucero Tenorio Crownfox  Huge Bargain Plant
Vanda Lucero Tenorio Crownfox Huge Bargain Plant
$15.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 27m

BIN NBS Madagascar Aeanthes grandiflora Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid
BIN NBS Madagascar Aeanthes grandiflora Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid
$16.99
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230 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
230 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 8m

236 Vasco Viboon Velvet Perfection Fragrant Vanda Attractive Magnificent
236 Vasco Viboon Velvet Perfection Fragrant Vanda Attractive Magnificent
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 14m

Orchid Vanda Ascda Pedro Bonetti In Spike Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Ascda Pedro Bonetti In Spike Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
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Vanda Lenavat x Ascocenda orchid Large Flowers T1M7
Vanda Lenavat x Ascocenda orchid Large Flowers T1M7
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 51m
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Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES BS 6 basket 2 Bloom size plants FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES BS 6 basket 2 Bloom size plants FIELD COLLECTED
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 52m
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Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE LARGE GORGEOUS BLUE FLOWERS
Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE LARGE GORGEOUS BLUE FLOWERS
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 52m
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Vanda Bangkok Blue x Dr Anek IN SPIKE Orchid Plant
Vanda Bangkok Blue x Dr Anek IN SPIKE Orchid Plant
$34.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h

Gastrochilus dasypogon Fragrant Orchid Species Dwarf Vanda Yellow Division
Gastrochilus dasypogon Fragrant Orchid Species Dwarf Vanda Yellow Division
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 36m

Tuberolabium odoratissimum Fragrant Orchid Species in Spike Vanda
Tuberolabium odoratissimum Fragrant Orchid Species in Spike Vanda
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 51m

Amesiella monticola Fragrant Miniature Orchid Species 2 spikes Vanda Phal
Amesiella monticola Fragrant Miniature Orchid Species 2 spikes Vanda Phal
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 51m

Vanda Pures Wax Dark Purple Blue Waxy Orchid Plant
Vanda Pures Wax Dark Purple Blue Waxy Orchid Plant
$36.50
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 58m

Vanda Wattana Pink Orchid Plant
Vanda Wattana Pink Orchid Plant
$27.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 59m

Vanda lamellata yellow species Orchid Plant
Vanda lamellata yellow species Orchid Plant
$12.75
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 59m

Ascocenda Christine Ang x Vanda Denisoniana yellow orchid ascda Fragrant
Ascocenda Christine Ang x Vanda Denisoniana yellow orchid ascda Fragrant
$12.00 (1 Bid)
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Vanda Bangyeekhan IN SPIKE Orchid Plant
Vanda Bangyeekhan IN SPIKE Orchid Plant
$32.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 32m

Celtic Knot ORCHID Flower POT for Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
Celtic Knot ORCHID Flower POT for Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$29.95
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ORCHID Celtic Knot Flower POT for Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
ORCHID Celtic Knot Flower POT for Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$37.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 34m

Cne Green Light Neofinetia falcata Vanda orchid miniature hybrid vietnamica
Cne Green Light Neofinetia falcata Vanda orchid miniature hybrid vietnamica
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 34m

Ascocenda Boris x Vanda sanderiana var alba Green White Yellow Spotted orchid
Ascocenda Boris x Vanda sanderiana var alba Green White Yellow Spotted orchid
$12.00
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Vanda sanderiana var alba Green white species orchid Euanthe
Vanda sanderiana var alba Green white species orchid Euanthe
$14.00
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Special ORCHID Flower POT it HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
Special ORCHID Flower POT it HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$47.95
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ORCHID CELTIC Flower POT it HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
ORCHID CELTIC Flower POT it HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$44.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 36m

Vanda Menehune Charm fragrant miniature purple blue neofinetia orchid vanda
Vanda Menehune Charm fragrant miniature purple blue neofinetia orchid vanda
$18.00 (1 Bid)
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MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 41m

Lovely ORCHID Flower POT It HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
Lovely ORCHID Flower POT It HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$47.95
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One of a kind ORCHID Flower POT Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
One of a kind ORCHID Flower POT Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$59.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 42m

VANDA Ascocenda Ladda Gold NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
VANDA Ascocenda Ladda Gold NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$24.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 43m

LG Celtic ORCHID Flower POT HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
LG Celtic ORCHID Flower POT HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$89.95
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ORCHID Flower POT it HANGS Cattleya Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
ORCHID Flower POT it HANGS Cattleya Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$64.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 47m

Ascocentrum Mona Church Miniature Vanda Orchid miniatum ampullaceum orange
Ascocentrum Mona Church Miniature Vanda Orchid miniatum ampullaceum orange
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 52m

VANDA Viboon Velvet Perfection GOOD BLOOMING SIZE PLANT
VANDA Viboon Velvet Perfection GOOD BLOOMING SIZE PLANT
$24.95
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 26m

Gastrochilus bellinus Fragrant Orchid Species Dwarf Vanda Yellow
Gastrochilus bellinus Fragrant Orchid Species Dwarf Vanda Yellow
$18.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 39m

Renanetia Sunrise  Renanthera imschootiana x Neofinetia falcata  orchid vanda
Renanetia Sunrise Renanthera imschootiana x Neofinetia falcata orchid vanda
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h

HUGE RARE LIMITED Orchid Species VANDA DOCTOR ANEK BAI II Orchidaceae 5 Pot
HUGE RARE LIMITED Orchid Species VANDA DOCTOR ANEK BAI II Orchidaceae 5 Pot
$10.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 46m

VANDOPSIS HYGROCHILUS PARISHII SPECIMEN 2 orchid vanda rhynchostylis
VANDOPSIS HYGROCHILUS PARISHII SPECIMEN 2 orchid vanda rhynchostylis
$55.00 (1 Bid)
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N BS 6 Plants Mounted 4 basket HUGE SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N BS 6 Plants Mounted 4 basket HUGE SPECIES
$400.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 44m
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Vanda tessellata Black X Blue NICE FLOWERS HUGE 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata Black X Blue NICE FLOWERS HUGE 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 51m
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Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously bloomed 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously bloomed 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$100.00
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Vanda lamellata X lilacina TW 2514
Vanda lamellata X lilacina TW 2514
$14.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 26m
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MINI VANDA Vandanopsis Newberry Whimsy BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Vandanopsis Newberry Whimsy BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 58m

Neost Lou Sneary MINIATURE VANDA FRAGRANT
Neost Lou Sneary MINIATURE VANDA FRAGRANT
$22.95
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 58m

Orchid Vanda Ascda Adisak Blue IN SPIKE Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Adisak Blue IN SPIKE Exotic Tropical Plant
$43.95
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 11m

Vanda sanderiana v alba orchid species FRAGRANT T1P12
Vanda sanderiana v alba orchid species FRAGRANT T1P12
$24.99
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Orchid Vanda Apec Blue Tropical plant
Orchid Vanda Apec Blue Tropical plant
$34.99
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Orchid Vanda Lumpini Red x Vanda Coerulea Pink Tropical Orchid Plant
Orchid Vanda Lumpini Red x Vanda Coerulea Pink Tropical Orchid Plant
$32.99
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Orchid specie seeds Vanda pumila Year 2014
Orchid specie seeds Vanda pumila Year 2014
$6.00
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Vanda Type No Tag Orchid Plant
Vanda Type No Tag Orchid Plant
$9.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 33m

Lindenia Limited Edition Print Vanda Tricolor Planilabris Orchid Botanical B2
Lindenia Limited Edition Print Vanda Tricolor Planilabris Orchid Botanical B2
$15.99
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Orchid Vanda  V Kultana Fragrance  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Kultana Fragrance South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Black Magic x V Kultana Brown  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Black Magic x V Kultana Brown South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Sanderiana x V Sanderiana  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Sanderiana x V Sanderiana South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  Aranda Jairak Spot  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda Aranda Jairak Spot South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Kultana Fragrance x V Mimi Palmer  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Kultana Fragrance x V Mimi Palmer South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Thanadee x V Memoria Catherine McCarthney South Florida
Orchid Vanda V Thanadee x V Memoria Catherine McCarthney South Florida
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Orchid Vanda  V Kultana Magenta x V Pornpimol V Bitzs Heartthrob
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Vanda sanderiana alba New Year x self In pot
Vanda sanderiana alba New Year x self In pot
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Rhynchostylis gigantea Spots orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P6
Rhynchostylis gigantea Spots orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P6
$32.99
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Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P23
Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P23
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Vanda tessellata SOUGHT AFTER orchid species RARE plant T1P44
Vanda tessellata SOUGHT AFTER orchid species RARE plant T1P44
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Vanda sanderiana Pink HUGE Plant 4 basket Previously bloomed SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink HUGE Plant 4 basket Previously bloomed SPECIES
$200.00
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Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED SPEC
Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED SPEC
$100.00
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Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED SPECIES
Vanda luzonica Bloom size 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED SPECIES
$130.00
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Vanda tessellata AM AOS GORGEOUS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS GORGEOUS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$50.00
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Vanda sanderiana Pink select NB Size 4 Basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink select NB Size 4 Basket SPECIES
$50.00
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MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
$22.95
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MINI VANDA Ascocenda Merrill Sum Wah BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Merrill Sum Wah BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
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MINI VANDA Neofinetia falcata Mendenhall x self BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Neofinetia falcata Mendenhall x self BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
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MINI VANDA Vanda Paki x Vanda Bill Burke GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Vanda Paki x Vanda Bill Burke GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
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Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
$18.00
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Vanda White Crane  V sanderiana x Neofinetia falcata  Fragrant Orchid BS
Vanda White Crane V sanderiana x Neofinetia falcata Fragrant Orchid BS
$30.00
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Christensonia vietnamica Orchid Species Vanda Green Dwarf fragrant
Christensonia vietnamica Orchid Species Vanda Green Dwarf fragrant
$18.00
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Orchid Vanda Somsri Paragon Blue Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Somsri Paragon Blue Exotic Tropical Plant
$38.95
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Rhynchostylis gigantea Spots orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda IN BUD T1P22
Rhynchostylis gigantea Spots orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda IN BUD T1P22
$38.99
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Vanda sanderiana Pink select 4 basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink select 4 basket SPECIES
$20.00
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Vanda sanderiana var alba select 4 basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba select 4 basket SPECIES
$20.00
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Vanda unknown hybrid T1M3
Vanda unknown hybrid T1M3
$20.99 (1 Bid)
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Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA 4 basket BLUE FLOWERS
Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA 4 basket BLUE FLOWERS
$20.00
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Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE Blue Flowers
Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE Blue Flowers
$40.00
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Vanda tricolor SPECIES IMPORTED 4 inch basket
Vanda tricolor SPECIES IMPORTED 4 inch basket
$40.00
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Vanda Kultana Gold 4 inch basket SPIKE
Vanda Kultana Gold 4 inch basket SPIKE
$30.00
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VANDA TRICOLOR
VANDA TRICOLOR
$50.00
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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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