Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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3 Wooden Vanda Orchid Basket Hand made of Zebrawood
3 Wooden Vanda Orchid Basket Hand made of Zebrawood
$13.00
Time Remaining: 2h 52m
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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
Time Remaining: 3h
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Vanda tessellata Blue X Black FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata Blue X Black FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$130.00
Time Remaining: 3h 16m
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C4 BS CUTE ampullaceum x miniatum Mona Church Asctm Vanda Orchid Species
C4 BS CUTE ampullaceum x miniatum Mona Church Asctm Vanda Orchid Species
$17.99
Time Remaining: 5h 42m
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B SALE Vanda Ascda Blue Tahourdin x Neofinetia falcata BLUE Fragrant Orchid
B SALE Vanda Ascda Blue Tahourdin x Neofinetia falcata BLUE Fragrant Orchid
$12.99
Time Remaining: 7h 1m
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Ascocenda Betty May Steel Carmela Orchid Hybrid Blooming Size Vanda
Ascocenda Betty May Steel Carmela Orchid Hybrid Blooming Size Vanda
$23.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 12m

ORCHID SPECIES Vanda Llamalata var Boxalii +3 PLANT CLUSTER FRAGRANT 30
ORCHID SPECIES Vanda Llamalata var Boxalii +3 PLANT CLUSTER FRAGRANT 30
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 27m

ORCHID SPECIES Vanda Tessellata yellow x black FRAGRANT 04
ORCHID SPECIES Vanda Tessellata yellow x black FRAGRANT 04
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 27m

ORCHID SPECIES Vanda Tessellata yellow x black FRAGRANT 26
ORCHID SPECIES Vanda Tessellata yellow x black FRAGRANT 26
$30.00
Time Remaining: 7h 27m

ORCHID Ascda Fuchs Joy x Yip Sum Wah + 1 KEIKI VANDA ALLIANCE 02
ORCHID Ascda Fuchs Joy x Yip Sum Wah + 1 KEIKI VANDA ALLIANCE 02
$50.00
Time Remaining: 7h 28m

ORCHID Ascda Meda Arnold x Yip Sum Wah VANDA ALLIANCE 18
ORCHID Ascda Meda Arnold x Yip Sum Wah VANDA ALLIANCE 18
$35.00
Time Remaining: 7h 29m

ORCHID Ascocenda Thai spots x Suksamran Spots VANDA ALLIANCE 33
ORCHID Ascocenda Thai spots x Suksamran Spots VANDA ALLIANCE 33
$10.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 29m

ORCHID Vanda Densoniana x Merrillii DOUBLE PLANTS 29
ORCHID Vanda Densoniana x Merrillii DOUBLE PLANTS 29
$40.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 30m

ORCHID Vanda Dr Anek x Ascda Meda Arnold 03
ORCHID Vanda Dr Anek x Ascda Meda Arnold 03
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 30m

ORCHID Vanda Fuchs Baby Doll + 1 FS KEIKI 39
ORCHID Vanda Fuchs Baby Doll + 1 FS KEIKI 39
$43.23 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 31m

ORCHID Vanda Gardeners Violet mericlone 37
ORCHID Vanda Gardeners Violet mericlone 37
$12.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 31m

ORCHID Vanda Mimi Palmer x Brunnea +2 KEIKIS FRAGRANT 13
ORCHID Vanda Mimi Palmer x Brunnea +2 KEIKIS FRAGRANT 13
$50.00
Time Remaining: 7h 31m

ORCHID Vanda Mimi Palmer x Merrillii DOUBLE PLANTS 16
ORCHID Vanda Mimi Palmer x Merrillii DOUBLE PLANTS 16
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 32m

ORCHID Vanda Mimi Palmer x Tricolor + 9 KEIKIS 4 FS FRAGRANT 20
ORCHID Vanda Mimi Palmer x Tricolor + 9 KEIKIS 4 FS FRAGRANT 20
$80.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 32m

vanda mok yellow star orchid plant
vanda mok yellow star orchid plant
$14.52 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 32m

ORCHID Vanda Mosley Barker 36
ORCHID Vanda Mosley Barker 36
$26.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 32m

ORCHID Vanda Mosley Barker 5 PLANT CLUSTER 35
ORCHID Vanda Mosley Barker 5 PLANT CLUSTER 35
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 33m

ORCHID Vanda Pak Chong Blue Mericlone 4 PLANT CLUSTER 07
ORCHID Vanda Pak Chong Blue Mericlone 4 PLANT CLUSTER 07
$15.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 33m

ORCHID Vanda Pak Chong Blue Mericlone 7 PLANT CLUSTER 38
ORCHID Vanda Pak Chong Blue Mericlone 7 PLANT CLUSTER 38
$30.00
Time Remaining: 7h 33m

ORCHID Vanda Paragon Dream Mericlone + 2 KEIKIS FRAGRANT 23
ORCHID Vanda Paragon Dream Mericlone + 2 KEIKIS FRAGRANT 23
$75.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 33m

ORCHID Vanda Pures Wax Mericlone 25
ORCHID Vanda Pures Wax Mericlone 25
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 34m

ORCHID Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Wax AM AOS + 1 KEIKI 32
ORCHID Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Wax AM AOS + 1 KEIKI 32
$25.00
Time Remaining: 7h 34m

ORCHID Vanda Roberts Delight Garnet Beauty FCC AOS + 3 KEIKIS 1 FS 24
ORCHID Vanda Roberts Delight Garnet Beauty FCC AOS + 3 KEIKIS 1 FS 24
$52.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 34m

VANDA Viboon Velvet Perfection GOOD BLOOMING SIZE PLANT
VANDA Viboon Velvet Perfection GOOD BLOOMING SIZE PLANT
$24.95
Time Remaining: 7h 34m

ORCHID Vanda Roberts Delight Garnet Beauty FCC AOS 09
ORCHID Vanda Roberts Delight Garnet Beauty FCC AOS 09
$13.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 35m

ORCHID Vanda Sansi Blue Blue Moon AM AOS 08
ORCHID Vanda Sansi Blue Blue Moon AM AOS 08
$12.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 35m

ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Ascda John Debiase DOUBLE PLANTS 05
ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Ascda John Debiase DOUBLE PLANTS 05
$40.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 35m

ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Ascda Yip Sum Wah + 7 KEIKIS 10
ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Ascda Yip Sum Wah + 7 KEIKIS 10
$85.00
Time Remaining: 7h 36m

ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Charlie Clark + 2 KEIKIS FRAGRANT 34
ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Charlie Clark + 2 KEIKIS FRAGRANT 34
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 36m

ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Christensonia Vietnamica + 4 KEIKIS FRAGRANT VANDA 19
ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Christensonia Vietnamica + 4 KEIKIS FRAGRANT VANDA 19
$75.00
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ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Christensonia Vietnamica +6 KEIKIS FRAGRANT VANDA 40
ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Christensonia Vietnamica +6 KEIKIS FRAGRANT VANDA 40
$30.00
Time Remaining: 7h 37m

ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Coerulea Mericlone FRAGRANT 31
ORCHID Vanda Tessellata x Coerulea Mericlone FRAGRANT 31
$75.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 37m

ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Merrillii + 1 KEIKI 14
ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Merrillii + 1 KEIKI 14
$35.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 37m

ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Merrillii + 1 KEIKI 28
ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Merrillii + 1 KEIKI 28
$40.00
Time Remaining: 7h 37m

ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Merrillii DOUBLE PLANTS 15
ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Merrillii DOUBLE PLANTS 15
$41.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 38m

ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Mimi Palmer DOUBLE PLANTS 22
ORCHID Vanda Thananchai x Mimi Palmer DOUBLE PLANTS 22
$30.00
Time Remaining: 7h 38m

ORCHID Vasco Five Friendships x Christensonia Vietnamica FRAGRANT VANDA 27
ORCHID Vasco Five Friendships x Christensonia Vietnamica FRAGRANT VANDA 27
$30.00
Time Remaining: 7h 38m

C BS Fragrant Vanda Aeranthes grandiflora Species Orchid Phal Phalaenopsis
C BS Fragrant Vanda Aeranthes grandiflora Species Orchid Phal Phalaenopsis
$12.99
Time Remaining: 7h 50m
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C SUPER SALE FRAGRANT Vanda ustii syn luzonica immaculata Species Orchid
C SUPER SALE FRAGRANT Vanda ustii syn luzonica immaculata Species Orchid
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 54m

Orchid Vanda Ascda Crownfox x Red Gem x Kasems Delight In SpikeTropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Crownfox x Red Gem x Kasems Delight In SpikeTropical Plant
$35.95
Time Remaining: 20h 7m

Vanda Lucero Tenorio Crownfox  Huge Bargain Plant
Vanda Lucero Tenorio Crownfox Huge Bargain Plant
$20.00
Time Remaining: 23h 19m

Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P23
Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P23
$19.99
Time Remaining: 23h 27m

Vanda ustii orchid species FRAGRANT T1P37
Vanda ustii orchid species FRAGRANT T1P37
$19.99
Time Remaining: 23h 27m

HUGE HUGE Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA BLUE FLOWERS
HUGE HUGE Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA BLUE FLOWERS
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 12m
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Vanda luzonica SPECIES 5 Plants Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica SPECIES 5 Plants Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
$300.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 36m
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Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES SPIKE 6 basket 2 Bloom size plants FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES SPIKE 6 basket 2 Bloom size plants FIELD COLLECTED
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 53m
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Vanda sanderiana var alba HUGE 4 basket 3 Plants Previously bloomed SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba HUGE 4 basket 3 Plants Previously bloomed SPECIES
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 54m
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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 2h 6m
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250 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
250 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 47m

Angraecum magdalenae orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T3P17
Angraecum magdalenae orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T3P17
$32.99
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 55m

Rhynchostylis gigantea red rubra maroon orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy
Rhynchostylis gigantea red rubra maroon orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy
$16.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 8m

Rhynchostylis gigantea spotted orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy white
Rhynchostylis gigantea spotted orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy white
$14.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 14m

Arachnis Maggie Oei Vanda orchid hybrid Rare T1P20
Arachnis Maggie Oei Vanda orchid hybrid Rare T1P20
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 2m
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea var alba 4 basket VERY LIMITED RARE SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea var alba 4 basket VERY LIMITED RARE SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 20m
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Vanda cristata species Orchid Plant
Vanda cristata species Orchid Plant
$14.75
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 27m

Vanda sanderiana alba species Orchid Plant
Vanda sanderiana alba species Orchid Plant
$17.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 29m

Vanda ustii species Orchid Plant
Vanda ustii species Orchid Plant
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 30m

SPECIAL ORCHID Flower POT Cattleya Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
SPECIAL ORCHID Flower POT Cattleya Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$49.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 32m

VANDA Ascocenda Ladda Gold NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
VANDA Ascocenda Ladda Gold NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$24.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 49m

Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 53m

Nakamotoara Menehune Charm X Neofinetia Falcata Fragrant Orchid Vanda Bloom Size
Nakamotoara Menehune Charm X Neofinetia Falcata Fragrant Orchid Vanda Bloom Size
$24.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 53m

Ascocentrum Mona Church Miniature Vanda Orchid miniatum ampullaceum orange
Ascocentrum Mona Church Miniature Vanda Orchid miniatum ampullaceum orange
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 53m

VANDA Pachara Delight Pachara NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
VANDA Pachara Delight Pachara NEAR BLOOMING SIZE
$24.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 53m

Vanda sanderiana var alba Green white species orchid Euanthe
Vanda sanderiana var alba Green white species orchid Euanthe
$14.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 4m

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 9h 37m

Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Baskets Three 8 baskets for Orchid PlantsWDS009
Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Baskets Three 8 baskets for Orchid PlantsWDS009
$12.50
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 30m
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Plastic Vanda Orchid Cattleya Pot Net Basket Hanging 10cm Octagon garden 4 pcs
Plastic Vanda Orchid Cattleya Pot Net Basket Hanging 10cm Octagon garden 4 pcs
$7.59
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 56m
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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 2h 34m
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Vanda coerulescens 2 Plants Previously bloomed 4 basket LARGE Nice SPECIES
Vanda coerulescens 2 Plants Previously bloomed 4 basket LARGE Nice SPECIES
$70.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 37m
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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 4h 10m
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Vanda luzonica SPECIES 4 inch basket 4 Plants Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica SPECIES 4 inch basket 4 Plants Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
$100.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 18m
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Vanda coerulea 4N Bloom size 2 Plants BLUE FLOWERS 4 inch Basket SPECIES
Vanda coerulea 4N Bloom size 2 Plants BLUE FLOWERS 4 inch Basket SPECIES
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 39m
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Neofinetia falcata orchid species 5+ GROWTHS Fragrant Miniature vanda T4P37
Neofinetia falcata orchid species 5+ GROWTHS Fragrant Miniature vanda T4P37
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 39m

Vanda tessellata AM AOS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 12m
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Vanda Pures Delight Light Purple Hybrid Orchid Flowering size
Vanda Pures Delight Light Purple Hybrid Orchid Flowering size
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 5m
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Paphiopedilum Vanda M Pearman Flowering Size
Paphiopedilum Vanda M Pearman Flowering Size
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 3m

Vanda Pakchong Blue Orchid Blooming Sized Ascocenda Neofinetia
Vanda Pakchong Blue Orchid Blooming Sized Ascocenda Neofinetia
$23.97 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 52m

Orchid Vanda  V Pats Delight   South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Pats Delight South Florida Grown
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 36m

Orchid Vanda  V Kriangkrai Yellow   South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Kriangkrai Yellow South Florida Grown
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 48m

Orchid Vanda  V Pure Wax   South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Pure Wax South Florida Grown
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 19m

Orchid Vanda  Chocolate Brown  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda Chocolate Brown South Florida Grown
$0.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 57m
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Orchid Vanda  V Pachara Delight   South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Pachara Delight South Florida Grown
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 18m

Orchid specie seeds Vanda lilacina Year 2014
Orchid specie seeds Vanda lilacina Year 2014
$6.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 40m
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Orchid Vanda Ascda Pedro Bonetti Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Ascda Pedro Bonetti Exotic Tropical Plants
$37.95
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 3m

Orchid Vanda Ascda Adisak Blue Not In Spike Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Adisak Blue Not In Spike Exotic Tropical Plant
$43.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 43m

Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star in Spike Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star in Spike Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 43m

Orchid Vanda Ascda Somsri Gold var Pachara Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Ascda Somsri Gold var Pachara Exotic Tropical Plants
$37.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 43m

Orchid Vanda Somsri Paragon Blue NOT in spike Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Somsri Paragon Blue NOT in spike Exotic Tropical Plant
$33.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 45m

Vanda tessellata AM AOS Bloom size 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS Bloom size 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$70.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 50m
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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
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 53m
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Vanda Orchid IN SPIKE Lost Tag
Vanda Orchid IN SPIKE Lost Tag
$7.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 47m

Vanda Orchid Hybrid 6 FLOWER SPIKES Mok Calypso Giant
Vanda Orchid Hybrid 6 FLOWER SPIKES Mok Calypso Giant
$23.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 28m

Vanda Orchid Hybrid 3 FLOWER SPIKES Mokara Orchid Lost Tag
Vanda Orchid Hybrid 3 FLOWER SPIKES Mokara Orchid Lost Tag
$22.50 (10 Bids)
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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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