Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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OUTSTANDING Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously blooms 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda tessellata AM AOS Previously blooms 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 20h 15m
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2 plant Vanda Pure Wax Carmela
2 plant Vanda Pure Wax Carmela
$12.00
Time Remaining: 20h 37m
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2 plants Vanda Prao Sky Blue Phathai Blue 2 1 2 inch pots
2 plants Vanda Prao Sky Blue Phathai Blue 2 1 2 inch pots
$12.00
Time Remaining: 20h 38m
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2 plants 2 1 2 inch potsVanda Pat Delight Pink Tango
2 plants 2 1 2 inch potsVanda Pat Delight Pink Tango
$10.00
Time Remaining: 20h 40m
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Orchid Vanda  Prayard Muang Rath
Orchid Vanda Prayard Muang Rath
$7.99
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Vanda coerulea 4N LARGE Previously Bloomed BLUE FLOWERS 4 Basket SPECIES
Vanda coerulea 4N LARGE Previously Bloomed BLUE FLOWERS 4 Basket SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 21h 35m
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Vanda luzonica SPECIES 4 inch basket 6 Plants Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica SPECIES 4 inch basket 6 Plants Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
$125.00
Time Remaining: 21h 53m
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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
Time Remaining: 21h 54m
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Vanda tessellata Black X Blue 2 SPIKES FLOWERS HUGE 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata Black X Blue 2 SPIKES FLOWERS HUGE 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$150.00
Time Remaining: 21h 58m
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Arachnis Maggie Oei Vanda orchid hybrid Rare T1P21
Arachnis Maggie Oei Vanda orchid hybrid Rare T1P21
$32.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 44m

Neofinetia falcata Koto orchid species Fragrant Miniature vanda T4P10
Neofinetia falcata Koto orchid species Fragrant Miniature vanda T4P10
$28.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 23h 33m

Vanda tricolor SPECIES IMPORTED 4 inch basket
Vanda tricolor SPECIES IMPORTED 4 inch basket
$40.00
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 1m
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Orchid Vanda  V Pakchong Blue x Ascda Leenakamolphan 4n
Orchid Vanda V Pakchong Blue x Ascda Leenakamolphan 4n
$7.99
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 23m
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Orchid Vanda  V Black Magic x V Kultana Brown
Orchid Vanda V Black Magic x V Kultana Brown
$7.99
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 30m
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Ascocenda Christine Ang Iliwai Orchid Find Mozart Sale Vanda Neofinetia
Ascocenda Christine Ang Iliwai Orchid Find Mozart Sale Vanda Neofinetia
$26.97 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 31m

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 16h 37m
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Vanda coerulea Previously bloomed BLUE FLOWERS 4 Basket SPECIES
Vanda coerulea Previously bloomed BLUE FLOWERS 4 Basket SPECIES
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 24m
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Orchid Vanda Apec Blue Tropical plant
Orchid Vanda Apec Blue Tropical plant
$34.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 26m
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Vanda sanderiana Pink NB Size SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink NB Size SPECIES
$60.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 49m
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Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple in spike Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple in spike Exotic Tropical Plant
$35.95
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 54m
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Vanda Doritis Hybrid SPIKE 3 inch basket
Vanda Doritis Hybrid SPIKE 3 inch basket
$40.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 18m
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Vanda sanderiana var alba NB Size SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba NB Size SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 41m
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Vanda Prao Sky Blue Phathai Blue
Vanda Prao Sky Blue Phathai Blue
$12.50
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 44m
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SOUGHT AFTER Vanda tessellata orchid species RARE plant T1J
SOUGHT AFTER Vanda tessellata orchid species RARE plant T1J
$69.99
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 25m
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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 45m
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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 1h 42m

Neostylis Lou Sneary x Vanda coerulea
Neostylis Lou Sneary x Vanda coerulea
$22.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 53m

Ascocenda Princess Mikasa Pink Blooming Size Orchid Find Mozart Sale Vanda
Ascocenda Princess Mikasa Pink Blooming Size Orchid Find Mozart Sale Vanda
$23.97 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 4m

Vascostylis Viboon Velvet Perfection Orchid in Spike Find Mozart Sale Vanda
Vascostylis Viboon Velvet Perfection Orchid in Spike Find Mozart Sale Vanda
$28.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 13m

Vanda Tokyo Blue Sapphire AM AOS bareroot plants ready for 4 inch baskets
Vanda Tokyo Blue Sapphire AM AOS bareroot plants ready for 4 inch baskets
$16.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 34m
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Vanda tricolor species Rare Seedlings in pack
Vanda tricolor species Rare Seedlings in pack
$46.50
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 52m

Orchid Vanda Lumpini Red x Vanda Coerulea Pink Tropical Orchid Plant
Orchid Vanda Lumpini Red x Vanda Coerulea Pink Tropical Orchid Plant
$25.99
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 43m
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Vanda luzonica 5 Plants LARGE SPECIES 4 inch basket Bloom Size FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica 5 Plants LARGE SPECIES 4 inch basket Bloom Size FIELD COLLECTED
$200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 3m
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Vanda luzonica SPECIES 4 inch basket Bloom Size Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica SPECIES 4 inch basket Bloom Size Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
$150.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 7m
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Vanda sanderiana v alba orchid species FRAGRANT T1P11
Vanda sanderiana v alba orchid species FRAGRANT T1P11
$26.99
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 11m

Vanda ustii orchid species FRAGRANT T1P12
Vanda ustii orchid species FRAGRANT T1P12
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 22m

10 Vanda sanderiana var alba 2 pot SPECIES
10 Vanda sanderiana var alba 2 pot SPECIES
$200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 27m
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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
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 32m
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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: 2d 22h 37m
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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
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 38m
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N 2 Plants FLOWERS Mounted Tree fern LARGE SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N 2 Plants FLOWERS Mounted Tree fern LARGE SPECIES
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 13m
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BIN Vanda Ascda Blue Tahourdin x Neofinetia falcata BLUE Fragrant Mini Orchid
BIN Vanda Ascda Blue Tahourdin x Neofinetia falcata BLUE Fragrant Mini Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 48m
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Rhynchostylis gigantea alba orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1X
Rhynchostylis gigantea alba orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1X
$29.99
Time Remaining: 3d 14m
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Vanda denisoniana x self
Vanda denisoniana x self
$14.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 5m
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Vanda Veeraphol Orchid Hybrid Find Mozart Sale Vanda Ascocenda Neofinetia
Vanda Veeraphol Orchid Hybrid Find Mozart Sale Vanda Ascocenda Neofinetia
$22.97
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 43m

Ascocenda Betty May Steel Carmela Orchid Hybrid Find Mozart Sale Vanda
Ascocenda Betty May Steel Carmela Orchid Hybrid Find Mozart Sale Vanda
$23.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 51m

Ascocenda Majik Fancy No 1 Orchid Hybrid Find Mozart Sale Vanda
Ascocenda Majik Fancy No 1 Orchid Hybrid Find Mozart Sale Vanda
$29.97
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 58m

Vanda Rasri Gold x Vanda Sampoi Blooming Size Find Mozart Sale Ascocenda
Vanda Rasri Gold x Vanda Sampoi Blooming Size Find Mozart Sale Ascocenda
$27.97
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 4m

Vanda Noid Orchid Big Blooming Size Find Mozart Sale  Ascocenda Neofinetia
Vanda Noid Orchid Big Blooming Size Find Mozart Sale Ascocenda Neofinetia
$23.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 4m

Big Noid Vanda Blooming Size Ascocenda Neofinetia Find Mozart Sale
Big Noid Vanda Blooming Size Ascocenda Neofinetia Find Mozart Sale
$23.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 8m

Orchid Vanda Renanthera imshootiana large seedling
Orchid Vanda Renanthera imshootiana large seedling
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 43m
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Orchid Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum orange color form BS
Orchid Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum orange color form BS
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 43m
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Orchid Vanda ustii new species
Orchid Vanda ustii new species
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 43m
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Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata hybrid 4 pack
Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata hybrid 4 pack
$54.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 43m
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Vanda Pat Delight Pink Tango
Vanda Pat Delight Pink Tango
$7.00
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 49m
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Orchid Vanda Ascda Adisak Blue In Spike Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Adisak Blue In Spike Exotic Tropical Plant
$49.95
Time Remaining: 3d 16h

A SALE Vanda Darwinara Charm x Asctm christenonianum BLUE Fragrant Mini Orchid
A SALE Vanda Darwinara Charm x Asctm christenonianum BLUE Fragrant Mini Orchid
$12.99
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 58m
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A NBS Fragrant Vanda Aeranthes grandiflora Species Orchid Phal Phalaenopsis
A NBS Fragrant Vanda Aeranthes grandiflora Species Orchid Phal Phalaenopsis
$12.99
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 26m
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E4NEW BS CUTE ampullaceum x miniatum Mona Church Asctm Vanda Orchid Species
E4NEW BS CUTE ampullaceum x miniatum Mona Church Asctm Vanda Orchid Species
$24.99
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 37m
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E SALE Ang didieri Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid Night FRAGRANT Grow w Phal
E SALE Ang didieri Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid Night FRAGRANT Grow w Phal
$12.99
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 8m
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A SALE 5 Fans NBS White Vanda FRAGRANT Neofinetia falcata Orchid
A SALE 5 Fans NBS White Vanda FRAGRANT Neofinetia falcata Orchid
$14.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 22m

10 Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA 2 inch pot Blue Flowers
10 Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA 2 inch pot Blue Flowers
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 1m
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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: 3d 21h 16m
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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: 3d 21h 41m
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Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
$18.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 32m

Ascocentrum ampullaceum orange miniature orchid species vanda ascocenda
Ascocentrum ampullaceum orange miniature orchid species vanda ascocenda
$16.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 37m

Rhynchostylis gigantea spotted orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy white
Rhynchostylis gigantea spotted orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy white
$14.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 38m

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 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 38m

Dyakia hendersoniana miniature vanda ascocentrum orchid species pink in bud
Dyakia hendersoniana miniature vanda ascocentrum orchid species pink in bud
$20.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 45m

MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
$22.95
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 8m

Vanda Ascocenda Laksi Chili Pepper AM AOS Orchid Plant Flowering Size
Vanda Ascocenda Laksi Chili Pepper AM AOS Orchid Plant Flowering Size
$50.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 4m
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A SALE InSpike Vanda Asctm Dyakia hendersonianum Species Orchid
A SALE InSpike Vanda Asctm Dyakia hendersonianum Species Orchid
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Time Remaining: 4d 5h 2m
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156 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
156 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 45m

229 Vasco Viboon Velvet Perfection Fragrant Vanda Attractive Magnificent
229 Vasco Viboon Velvet Perfection Fragrant Vanda Attractive Magnificent
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 7m

Chtra Luang Prabang Vanda Hybrid Orchid Plant Near Blooming Sized VAN010
Chtra Luang Prabang Vanda Hybrid Orchid Plant Near Blooming Sized VAN010
$29.95
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 50m
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Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Basket 10 inch basket for Orchid Plants WDS005
Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Basket 10 inch basket for Orchid Plants WDS005
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Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Baskets Three 4 baskets for Orchid PlantsWDS007
Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Baskets Three 4 baskets for Orchid PlantsWDS007
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Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Baskets Three 8 baskets for Orchid PlantsWDS009
Octagon Black Plastic Vanda Baskets Three 8 baskets for Orchid PlantsWDS009
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12 inch Square Wooden Vanda Basket with 4 way wire hanger WDS013
12 inch Square Wooden Vanda Basket with 4 way wire hanger WDS013
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8 inch Square Wooden Vanda Basket with 4 way wire hanger WDS019
8 inch Square Wooden Vanda Basket with 4 way wire hanger WDS019
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6 inch Square Wooden Vanda Basket with 4 way wire hanger WDS017
6 inch Square Wooden Vanda Basket with 4 way wire hanger WDS017
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28 Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow BUDDED
28 Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow BUDDED
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 2m

Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P22
Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P22
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 43m

Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
$200.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 15m
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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: 4d 22h 15m
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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: 4d 22h 31m
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Vanda coerulea IN SPIKE Species Orchid Plant
Vanda coerulea IN SPIKE Species Orchid Plant
$75.00
Time Remaining: 5d 53m

MINI VANDA Vanda Paki x Vanda Bill Burke GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Vanda Paki x Vanda Bill Burke GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 26m

MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 26m

Vanda No Name Lost Tag Orchid Plant
Vanda No Name Lost Tag Orchid Plant
$21.50
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 37m

Vanda denisoniana species Orchid Plant
Vanda denisoniana species Orchid Plant
$17.95
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 39m

Vanda Gordon Dillon x Kasems Delight Orchid Plant
Vanda Gordon Dillon x Kasems Delight Orchid Plant
$19.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 46m

Vandafinetia Vanda Kellys Cloud Catcher Fragrant Blue Flowers Mounted
Vandafinetia Vanda Kellys Cloud Catcher Fragrant Blue Flowers Mounted
$15.00 (1 Bid)
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BIN NBS Ascocentrum ampullaceum ORANGE Mini Vanda Species Orchid SPECTACULAR
BIN NBS Ascocentrum ampullaceum ORANGE Mini Vanda Species Orchid SPECTACULAR
$19.99
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Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star in Spike Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star in Spike Exotic Tropical Plants
$41.95
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 26m

Vanda tessellata AM AOS GORGEOUS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS GORGEOUS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 21m
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N FLOWERS 6 Plants Mounted 4 basket HUGE SPECIES
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$400.00
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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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