Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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Vanda Mimi Palmer fragrant large flower form Plant 1
Vanda Mimi Palmer fragrant large flower form Plant 1
$46.00 (13 Bids)
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Vanda Mimi Palmer fragrant large flower form Plant 2
Vanda Mimi Palmer fragrant large flower form Plant 2
$66.00 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
Vanda Mimi Palmer In Spike Fragrant Plant 3
Vanda Mimi Palmer In Spike Fragrant Plant 3
$41.00 (13 Bids)
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Rhynchostylis gigantea Orange orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P6
Rhynchostylis gigantea Orange orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P6
$39.99
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Orchids Vanda Purple
Orchids Vanda Purple
$41.99
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MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 4h 56m
Vanda Mimi Palmer Hybrid Fragrant In Spike 1
Vanda Mimi Palmer Hybrid Fragrant In Spike 1
$64.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 57m
Neofinetia Falcata Pink Vanda Species Orchid Plant beautiful fragrant
Neofinetia Falcata Pink Vanda Species Orchid Plant beautiful fragrant
$19.99 (2 Bids)
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Vanda tessellata Species Fragrant  In Spike 1
Vanda tessellata Species Fragrant In Spike 1
$45.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 19m
Vanda Mimi Palmer Hybrid Fragrant In Spike 2
Vanda Mimi Palmer Hybrid Fragrant In Spike 2
$51.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 29m
Vanda tessellata Species Fragrant  In Spike 2
Vanda tessellata Species Fragrant In Spike 2
$41.00 (12 Bids)
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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
$39.95
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VERY FRAGRANT VANDA LAMELLATA ORCHID SPECIES BLOOMING SIZE
VERY FRAGRANT VANDA LAMELLATA ORCHID SPECIES BLOOMING SIZE
$26.24
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VERY FRAGRANT VANDA LAMELLATA ORCHID SPECIES FLOWERING SIZE 7312
VERY FRAGRANT VANDA LAMELLATA ORCHID SPECIES FLOWERING SIZE 7312
$28.70
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Ascosenda Suksamran Sunlight Crownfox x Vanda Crownfox Gold Elegant Orchid
Ascosenda Suksamran Sunlight Crownfox x Vanda Crownfox Gold Elegant Orchid
$14.50
Time Remaining: 6h 54m
Vascostylis Midnight Treasure Fragrant Dwarf Vanda Purple Bronze
Vascostylis Midnight Treasure Fragrant Dwarf Vanda Purple Bronze
$32.00
Time Remaining: 10h 47m
Ascocenda Suksamran Beauty  Bubblicious  HCC AOS Vanda Orchid Mature Pink
Ascocenda Suksamran Beauty Bubblicious HCC AOS Vanda Orchid Mature Pink
$52.00
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Neostylis Lou Sneary Fragrant Vanda Neofinetia Rhynchostylis Orchid in Bloom
Neostylis Lou Sneary Fragrant Vanda Neofinetia Rhynchostylis Orchid in Bloom
$28.00
Time Remaining: 11h 36m
Orchid Vanda Ascda Princess Micasa Blue Velet Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Princess Micasa Blue Velet Exotic Tropical Plant
$39.95
Time Remaining: 16h 22m
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Orchid Vanda Photisan X Udom Gold Fragrant Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Photisan X Udom Gold Fragrant Exotic Tropical Plant
$52.99
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25PCS 6 INCH PLASTIC MESH NET SQUARE POT BASKET VANDA FLOWER ORCHID HYDROPONIC
25PCS 6 INCH PLASTIC MESH NET SQUARE POT BASKET VANDA FLOWER ORCHID HYDROPONIC
$69.99
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10PCSx105INCH PLASTIC MESH NET CIRCLE POT BASKET VANDA FLOWER ORCHID HYDROPONIC
10PCSx105INCH PLASTIC MESH NET CIRCLE POT BASKET VANDA FLOWER ORCHID HYDROPONIC
$76.99
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BIN FRAGRANT Vanda falcata Neofinetia Neo Species Cattleya Companion Orchid
BIN FRAGRANT Vanda falcata Neofinetia Neo Species Cattleya Companion Orchid
$19.99
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BIN Vanda Ratchabury Siriattana 4 pot blooming size Sophies Orchids
BIN Vanda Ratchabury Siriattana 4 pot blooming size Sophies Orchids
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BIN Vanda Pachara Delight Dark Purple Blu 4 pot blooming size Sophies Orchids
BIN Vanda Pachara Delight Dark Purple Blu 4 pot blooming size Sophies Orchids
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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
$12.00
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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
$10.00 (2 Bids)
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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
$13.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 23m
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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
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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
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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
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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
$10.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 25m
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V Sanderiana x Asco Butterfly Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
V Sanderiana x Asco Butterfly Lovely Pink Red Vanda Orchid
$12.00
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V Fuchs Delight x V Dr Anek Nice Red Pink Vanda Orchid NBS
V Fuchs Delight x V Dr Anek Nice Red Pink Vanda Orchid NBS
$16.99
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 49m
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VANDA Princess Mikasa White Angel CLASSY WHITE
VANDA Princess Mikasa White Angel CLASSY WHITE
$7.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 43m
VANDA Yano Blue Ploenpit
VANDA Yano Blue Ploenpit
$16.95
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 44m
MINI VANDA Neofinetia falcata Mendenhall x self BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Neofinetia falcata Mendenhall x self BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h
V Somsri x V Sakolwas Rare Blue Vanda
V Somsri x V Sakolwas Rare Blue Vanda
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 58m
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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: 2d 24m
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Vanda amesiana species Orchid Plant
Vanda amesiana species Orchid Plant
$18.75
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 52m
BIN Vanda Roberts Delight klaipat NB Sophies Orchids
BIN Vanda Roberts Delight klaipat NB Sophies Orchids
$28.95
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 53m
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Vanda Pachara Delight Pachara FCC AOS Orchid Plant
Vanda Pachara Delight Pachara FCC AOS Orchid Plant
$19.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 55m
Vanda Pures Wax Carmela Orchid Plant
Vanda Pures Wax Carmela Orchid Plant
$17.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 57m
Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit Orchid Plant
Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit Orchid Plant
$16.75
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 58m
Vanda Kultana Grand LARGE ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket IN BuD
Vanda Kultana Grand LARGE ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket IN BuD
$42.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 46m
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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: 2d 3h 50m
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NEW unique Vanda hybrid V Somsak x V Udom Gold Seedling
NEW unique Vanda hybrid V Somsak x V Udom Gold Seedling
$9.95
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Mini vanda Ascocentrum garayi x miniata orchid seedling
Mini vanda Ascocentrum garayi x miniata orchid seedling
$11.95
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 6m
Vanda Lamellata species Very Large Specimen
Vanda Lamellata species Very Large Specimen
$400.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 49m
Vanda Charles Goodfellow hybrid LARGE ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket BLOOM BuD Size
Vanda Charles Goodfellow hybrid LARGE ORCHID PLANT 4 Basket BLOOM BuD Size
$11.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 49m
Vanda sanderiana 40 Basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana 40 Basket SPECIES
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 49m
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Vanda Vivians Red Ball 8 feet Huge Specimen
Vanda Vivians Red Ball 8 feet Huge Specimen
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 51m
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: 2d 23h 6m
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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: 2d 23h 6m
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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: 2d 23h 6m
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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: 2d 23h 6m
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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
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VANDACHOSTYLIS COLMARIE CARMELA orchid vanda ascocenda rhynchostylis aerides
VANDACHOSTYLIS COLMARIE CARMELA orchid vanda ascocenda rhynchostylis aerides
$28.00
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Dyakia hendersoniana mini vanda orchid seedling IN FLOWER
Dyakia hendersoniana mini vanda orchid seedling IN FLOWER
$14.95
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 6m
Orchid Vanda Kultana Million Baht Very hard to find Fragrant
Orchid Vanda Kultana Million Baht Very hard to find Fragrant
$28.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 49m
FRAGRANT CLASSIC SE ASIA VANDA TYPE ORCHID SPECIS Rhynchostylis gigantea WHITE
FRAGRANT CLASSIC SE ASIA VANDA TYPE ORCHID SPECIS Rhynchostylis gigantea WHITE
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 40m
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ORCHID REN Renanthera Kalsom Red Dragon TROPICAL VANDA Blooming Size
ORCHID REN Renanthera Kalsom Red Dragon TROPICAL VANDA Blooming Size
$29.99
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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
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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: 4d 1h 45m
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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
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Botanica Ltd 12 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket coco lining
Botanica Ltd 12 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket coco lining
$13.99
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Ascosenda Annabel Griffis Crownfox x Vanda Bitzs Heartthrob
Ascosenda Annabel Griffis Crownfox x Vanda Bitzs Heartthrob
$14.50
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Ascosenda Fuchs Orange Sparkler Robert x Vanda Ray Robinson Redland
Ascosenda Fuchs Orange Sparkler Robert x Vanda Ray Robinson Redland
$14.50
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 21m
Vanda denisoniana Fragrant Orchid Plant Great roots
Vanda denisoniana Fragrant Orchid Plant Great roots
$24.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 23m
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
$10.00
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RHYNCHOSTYLIS RETUSA Fragrant Rare Vanda Species Orchid
RHYNCHOSTYLIS RETUSA Fragrant Rare Vanda Species Orchid
$26.99
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V Manuvadee x V Pakchong Blue Nice Blue Vanda Orchid
V Manuvadee x V Pakchong Blue Nice Blue Vanda Orchid
$12.00
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Wood orchid basket for Cattleya Dendro Vanda Orchidnest 12 w coco + hanger
Wood orchid basket for Cattleya Dendro Vanda Orchidnest 12 w coco + hanger
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Vanda Orchid Seidenanda Teddy Bear V lamellate x Seidenfadenia mitrata
Vanda Orchid Seidenanda Teddy Bear V lamellate x Seidenfadenia mitrata
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Vanda species orchid V sanderiana
Vanda species orchid V sanderiana
$12.99
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Vanda Orchid Rhynchorides Thai Noi Fragrant
Vanda Orchid Rhynchorides Thai Noi Fragrant
$27.99
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Vanda Orchid V Roberts delight blue
Vanda Orchid V Roberts delight blue
$19.99
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Vanda Orchid Vanda Ashely Lowe
Vanda Orchid Vanda Ashely Lowe
$20.99
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Vanda orchid V tessellata KT1 x Aruneee Honeymoon
Vanda orchid V tessellata KT1 x Aruneee Honeymoon
$10.99
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Vanda orchid V First Friend x V sanderiana
Vanda orchid V First Friend x V sanderiana
$10.99
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Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Black
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Black
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Vanda orchid species Rhyncostylis gigantea spot Fragrant
Vanda orchid species Rhyncostylis gigantea spot Fragrant
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DEEP PURPLE PHILIPPINES ORCHID SPECIES VANDA TYPE Trichoglottis brachiata BS cut
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E2 SALE Vanda Sunrise Ren imshootiana x Neofinetia falcata 2 Species Orchid
E2 SALE Vanda Sunrise Ren imshootiana x Neofinetia falcata 2 Species Orchid
$14.99
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Vanda No Name Orchid Plant in spike
Vanda No Name Orchid Plant in spike
$23.95
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Vanda Manuel Torres in Spike in Hanging Basket
Vanda Manuel Torres in Spike in Hanging Basket
$35.99
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Vanda Bangyikhan x Manuvadee Orchid in Spike in 4 Hanging Basket
Vanda Bangyikhan x Manuvadee Orchid in Spike in 4 Hanging Basket
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Orchid Vanda Varavuth X Vanda Fuchs Delight great new roots
Orchid Vanda Varavuth X Vanda Fuchs Delight great new roots
$29.99
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Vanda Miss Joaquim alba 25 inches long
Vanda Miss Joaquim alba 25 inches long
$10.00
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E SALE BS 2Fans FRAGRANT Vanda A F Buchman Species Cattleya Companion Orchid
E SALE BS 2Fans FRAGRANT Vanda A F Buchman Species Cattleya Companion Orchid
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E 3Fans FRAGRANT Vanda falcata Neofinetia Neo Species Cattleya Companion Orchid
E 3Fans FRAGRANT Vanda falcata Neofinetia Neo Species Cattleya Companion Orchid
$14.99
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Vanda orchid Vanda Pachara Delight pachara FCC JOGA Brilliant blue fragrant
Vanda orchid Vanda Pachara Delight pachara FCC JOGA Brilliant blue fragrant
$8.00
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Vanda sanderiana 20 Basket SPECIESVanda sanderiana x Vanda Pimchai Beauty
Vanda sanderiana 20 Basket SPECIESVanda sanderiana x Vanda Pimchai Beauty
$200.00
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V Sakolwas Rare Nice Blue Vanda Orchid
V Sakolwas Rare Nice Blue Vanda Orchid
$13.99
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132 Vanda Robert Delight 358 Red NEW Large Flowers Award Quality Nice
132 Vanda Robert Delight 358 Red NEW Large Flowers Award Quality Nice
$24.99
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141 Vanda Pure Wax Kaai NEW Large Flowers Award Quality Collectors item
141 Vanda Pure Wax Kaai NEW Large Flowers Award Quality Collectors item
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188 Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
188 Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
$24.99
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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
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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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