Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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Vanda coerulea Previously bloomed BLUE FLOWERS 4 Basket SPECIES
Vanda coerulea Previously bloomed BLUE FLOWERS 4 Basket SPECIES
$15.00
Time Remaining: 10h 39m
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Vanda sanderiana Pink NB Size SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink NB Size SPECIES
$60.00
Time Remaining: 10h 45m
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Large double lead Vanda luzonica orchid
Large double lead Vanda luzonica orchid
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 2m

Large species Vanda tricolor Suavis orchid
Large species Vanda tricolor Suavis orchid
$67.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 15m

Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit orchid
Vanda Yano Blue Ploenpit orchid
$12.00
Time Remaining: 11h 28m

Vanda sanderiana var alba NB Size SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba NB Size SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 11h 34m
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BIN Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
BIN Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
$26.99
Time Remaining: 12h 24m
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Vanda Denisoniana natural specie
Vanda Denisoniana natural specie
$18.00
Time Remaining: 14h 10m
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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: 18h 13m
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10 Vanda sanderiana var alba 2 pot SPECIES
10 Vanda sanderiana var alba 2 pot SPECIES
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 34m
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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: 1d 10h 40m
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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: 1d 10h 41m
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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: 1d 10h 51m
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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: 1d 10h 53m
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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 11h 3m
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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: 1d 11h 8m
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Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P22
Papilionanthe teres orchid species Terrestrial VANDA T1P22
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 40m

Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata Beni Komachi BS pink red flowers
Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata Beni Komachi BS pink red flowers
$32.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 35m

Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata seedling red pink breeding
Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata seedling red pink breeding
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 35m
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Orchid Vanda Darwinara Walnut Valley BS Neofinetia falcata hybrid
Orchid Vanda Darwinara Walnut Valley BS Neofinetia falcata hybrid
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 35m

Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata seedling Shu Ten Nou x self
Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata seedling Shu Ten Nou x self
$14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 35m
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Orchid Vanda ustii new species
Orchid Vanda ustii new species
$14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 37m
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Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata hybrid 4 pack
Orchid Vanda Neofinetia falcata hybrid 4 pack
$54.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 37m
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Orchid Vanda Renanthera imshootiana large seedling
Orchid Vanda Renanthera imshootiana large seedling
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 37m
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Orchid Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum orange color form BS
Orchid Vanda Ascocentrum ampullaceum orange color form BS
$14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 37m
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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 19h 56m
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Vanda tricolor species Rare Seedlings in pack
Vanda tricolor species Rare Seedlings in pack
$46.50
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 55m

A SALE Ang didieri Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid Night FRAGRANT Grow w Phal
A SALE Ang didieri Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid Night FRAGRANT Grow w Phal
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 24m
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B NBS Fragrant Vanda Aeranthes grandiflora Species Orchid Phal Phalaenopsis
B NBS Fragrant Vanda Aeranthes grandiflora Species Orchid Phal Phalaenopsis
$14.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 26m
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B SUPER SALE FRAGRANT Vanda Trichoglottis brachiata philippinense Orchid
B SUPER SALE FRAGRANT Vanda Trichoglottis brachiata philippinense Orchid
$0.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 3m

B Vanda Ascda Blue Tahourdin x Neofinetia falcata BLUE Fragrant Orchid
B Vanda Ascda Blue Tahourdin x Neofinetia falcata BLUE Fragrant Orchid
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 30m
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B SALE InSpike Vanda Asctm Dyakia hendersonianum Species Orchid
B SALE InSpike Vanda Asctm Dyakia hendersonianum Species Orchid
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 36m
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Vanda Sansai Blue Ackers Pride FCC AOC Crimson Glory x coerulea
Vanda Sansai Blue Ackers Pride FCC AOC Crimson Glory x coerulea
$19.50
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 44m

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: 2d 11h 3m
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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: 2d 11h 11m
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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: 2d 11h 39m
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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: 2d 15h 8m
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B SALE FRAGRANT Vanda sanderiana alba Species Orchid
B SALE FRAGRANT Vanda sanderiana alba Species Orchid
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 14m
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MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
MINI VANDA Nakamotoara Newberry Apricot MINIATURE FRAGRANT
$22.95
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 17m

B SALE Vanda Darwinara Charm x Asctm christenonianum Fragrant Mini Orchid
B SALE Vanda Darwinara Charm x Asctm christenonianum Fragrant Mini Orchid
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 25m
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Neost Lou Sneary MINIATURE VANDA FRAGRANT
Neost Lou Sneary MINIATURE VANDA FRAGRANT
$22.95
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 36m

Vanda Orchid V Pachong Blue Giant
Vanda Orchid V Pachong Blue Giant
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 44m

Vanda Orchid V Denisander V sanderiana alba x V denisoniana Fragrant
Vanda Orchid V Denisander V sanderiana alba x V denisoniana Fragrant
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 56m

Fragrant Vanda Seedling V sanderiana Species Orchid Plant
Fragrant Vanda Seedling V sanderiana Species Orchid Plant
$16.01 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 22m

Seedling Fragrant Aerides flabellata Species Vanda Orchid Plant
Seedling Fragrant Aerides flabellata Species Vanda Orchid Plant
$10.50 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 32m

Fragrant Vanda tricolor suavis Species Seedling Orchid Plants
Fragrant Vanda tricolor suavis Species Seedling Orchid Plants
$5.54 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 45m

Blooming Size Vanda Fragrant Dyakia hendersoniana Species Orchid Plant
Blooming Size Vanda Fragrant Dyakia hendersoniana Species Orchid Plant
$5.54 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 57m

Botanica Ltd 6 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
Botanica Ltd 6 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
$6.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 4m
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Fragrant Vanda Seedling V sanderiana var alba New Years Species Orchid Plant
Fragrant Vanda Seedling V sanderiana var alba New Years Species Orchid Plant
$4.21 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 23m

Vanda sanderiana var alba Green white species orchid Euanthe
Vanda sanderiana var alba Green white species orchid Euanthe
$16.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 27m

Ascocenda Christine Ang x Vanda Denisoniana yellow orchid ascda Fragrant
Ascocenda Christine Ang x Vanda Denisoniana yellow orchid ascda Fragrant
$12.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 27m

Christensonia vietnamica Orchid Species Vanda Green Dwarf
Christensonia vietnamica Orchid Species Vanda Green Dwarf
$18.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 29m

Aerides thibautiana Fragrant Orchid Species Pink in spike Vanda Sulawesi Java
Aerides thibautiana Fragrant Orchid Species Pink in spike Vanda Sulawesi Java
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 29m

Neofinetia falcata Fragrant miniature orchids species Japan Angraecum Vanda
Neofinetia falcata Fragrant miniature orchids species Japan Angraecum Vanda
$16.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 30m

Papilionanthe teres Fragrant Orchid Vanda Species Pink
Papilionanthe teres Fragrant Orchid Vanda Species Pink
$18.50
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 31m

BIN Vanda NBS Ren Tom Story Renathera monachica imshootiana x storei
BIN Vanda NBS Ren Tom Story Renathera monachica imshootiana x storei
$34.99
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 30m
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Vanda lilacina orchids 100 seeds
Vanda lilacina orchids 100 seeds
$5.85
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 10m
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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: 3d 6h 5m
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Vanda Bangyeekhan Orchid Plant in spike
Vanda Bangyeekhan Orchid Plant in spike
$24.90 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 30m

Vanda Similan x Kasems Delight Orchid Plant
Vanda Similan x Kasems Delight Orchid Plant
$12.75
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 37m
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Vanda tessellata  or Vanda Manuvadee  Orchid Plant
Vanda tessellata or Vanda Manuvadee Orchid Plant
$12.95
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 42m
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128 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
128 Ascocentrum garayi NEW Mini Vanda Magnificient Collectors item Easy
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 7m

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: 3d 10h 27m
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Darwinara Rainbow Star fragrant Miniature Orchid Neofinetia ascocentrum vanda
Darwinara Rainbow Star fragrant Miniature Orchid Neofinetia ascocentrum vanda
$18.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 50m

Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
Trichoglottis brachiata Blood Red orchid species fragrant vanda maroon
$18.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 50m

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 10h 50m

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
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 1m

Rhynchostylis gigantea spotted orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy white
Rhynchostylis gigantea spotted orchid species fragrant vanda vasco rhy white
$14.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 1m

Renanetia Sunrise  Renanthera imschootiana x Neofinetia falcata  orchid vanda
Renanetia Sunrise Renanthera imschootiana x Neofinetia falcata orchid vanda
$14.00
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Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
Vanda luzonica HUGE SPECIES 4 basket Sweet Smelling FIELD COLLECTED
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 1m
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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: 3d 11h 3m
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Vanda No Name Lost Tag Orchid Plant
Vanda No Name Lost Tag Orchid Plant
$21.50
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 51m

MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Rumrill NICE BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 29m

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: 3d 15h 29m

Vanda Denisander  sanderiana x denisoniana  Green orchid plant in spike bud
Vanda Denisander sanderiana x denisoniana Green orchid plant in spike bud
$24.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 35m

Nakamotoara Menehune Charm X Neofinetia Falcata Fragrant Orchid Vanda In Spike
Nakamotoara Menehune Charm X Neofinetia Falcata Fragrant Orchid Vanda In Spike
$24.00
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Neostylis Pinky  Starry Night  Fragrant Vanda Orchid Neofinetia Rhynchostylis
Neostylis Pinky Starry Night Fragrant Vanda Orchid Neofinetia Rhynchostylis
$20.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 59m

Cne Green Light Chris vietnamica x Neofinetia falcata Vanda orchid miniature
Cne Green Light Chris vietnamica x Neofinetia falcata Vanda orchid miniature
$14.00
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Vanda White Crane  V sanderiana x Neofinetia falcata  Fragrant Orchid BS
Vanda White Crane V sanderiana x Neofinetia falcata Fragrant Orchid BS
$26.00
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Vanda Seedling V Pachara Delight FCC JOGA Awarded Orchid Plant
Vanda Seedling V Pachara Delight FCC JOGA Awarded Orchid Plant
$3.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 40m

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 16h 58m

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 16h 58m

20 Mesh Net Pot Cup Basket 275 inch Vanda Orchid Hydroponics Hydroton Rockwood
20 Mesh Net Pot Cup Basket 275 inch Vanda Orchid Hydroponics Hydroton Rockwood
$10.99
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10 Window Box 3 2 8 inch Mesh Net Square Pot Basket Vanda Orchid Phalaenopsis
10 Window Box 3 2 8 inch Mesh Net Square Pot Basket Vanda Orchid Phalaenopsis
$7.99
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Orchid Vanda Kultana Gold x Kultana Gold
Orchid Vanda Kultana Gold x Kultana Gold
$7.99
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 43m
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5 pcs Window Box 6 inch Mesh Net Square Pot Basket Vanda Orchid Phalaenopsis
5 pcs Window Box 6 inch Mesh Net Square Pot Basket Vanda Orchid Phalaenopsis
$21.50
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Orchid Vanda Lumpini Red x Vanda Coerulea Pink Tropical Orchid Plant
Orchid Vanda Lumpini Red x Vanda Coerulea Pink Tropical Orchid Plant
$32.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 8m
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Orchid Vanda Apec Blue Tropical plant
Orchid Vanda Apec Blue Tropical plant
$34.99
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BIN NBS Madagascar Aeanthes grandiflora Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid
BIN NBS Madagascar Aeanthes grandiflora Species Vanda Angraecum Orchid
$16.99
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Fragrant Vanda Orchid Cross In spike Aerides lawrenceae X Vanda Sasicha
Fragrant Vanda Orchid Cross In spike Aerides lawrenceae X Vanda Sasicha
$20.00
Time Remaining: 4d 8h

Beautiful Vanda Orchid In spike V Fuchs Ruby Ascocenda Ascocentrum
Beautiful Vanda Orchid In spike V Fuchs Ruby Ascocenda Ascocentrum
$20.00
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 58m

Beautiful Vanda Orchid In spike Vanda Kultana Grand
Beautiful Vanda Orchid In spike Vanda Kultana Grand
$25.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 11m

Vanda tessellata AM AOS GORGEOUS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS GORGEOUS FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 13m
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Vanda coerulescens 2 Plants SPIKE 4 inch basket LARGE Nice SPECIES
Vanda coerulescens 2 Plants SPIKE 4 inch basket LARGE Nice SPECIES
$70.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 20m
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Vanda tessellata AM AOS NICE FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
Vanda tessellata AM AOS NICE FLOWERS 4 basket FRAGRANT SPECIES
$50.00
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Vanda coerulea 4N BLUE FLOWERS 4 inch Basket SPECIES
Vanda coerulea 4N BLUE FLOWERS 4 inch Basket SPECIES
$50.00
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OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N FLOWERS 6 Plants Mounted 4 basket HUGE SPECIES
OUTSTANDING Vanda coerulea 4N FLOWERS 6 Plants Mounted 4 basket HUGE SPECIES
$400.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 33m
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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: 4d 11h 37m
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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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