Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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Beautiful Fragrant Vanda Orchid Unknown Species 2
Beautiful Fragrant Vanda Orchid Unknown Species 2
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1h 23m
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Vanda Dr Annek x Kulwadee Fragrance Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
Vanda Dr Annek x Kulwadee Fragrance Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
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Vanda metusalae x insignis Orchid Plant
Vanda metusalae x insignis Orchid Plant
$22.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 28m
Vanda Pats Delight Kasems Delight x Fuchs Delight Orchid Plant
Vanda Pats Delight Kasems Delight x Fuchs Delight Orchid Plant
$18.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3h 29m
HUGE Vanda coerulea 4N Bloom size Mounted 4 basket SPECIES
HUGE Vanda coerulea 4N Bloom size Mounted 4 basket SPECIES
$400.00
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Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE GORGEOUS BLUE FLOWERS
Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA SPIKE GORGEOUS BLUE FLOWERS
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BIN Vasco Viboon Velvet Perfection Fragrant Vanda Attractive Very Nice
BIN Vasco Viboon Velvet Perfection Fragrant Vanda Attractive Very Nice
$34.99
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BIN Vanda Pure Wax Kaai Large Flowers Award Quality Collectors item
BIN Vanda Pure Wax Kaai Large Flowers Award Quality Collectors item
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BIN Vanda Robert Delight 358 Red Large Flowers Award Quality Nice
BIN Vanda Robert Delight 358 Red Large Flowers Award Quality Nice
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Vanda sanderiana alba x V Gold Friendships x Vasco Mishima Lime Orchid Plant
Vanda sanderiana alba x V Gold Friendships x Vasco Mishima Lime Orchid Plant
$19.95
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Vanda tessellata species Orchid Plant
Vanda tessellata species Orchid Plant
$22.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 11m
Ascosenda Annabel Griffis Crownfox x Vanda Bitzs Heartthrob
Ascosenda Annabel Griffis Crownfox x Vanda Bitzs Heartthrob
$21.00
Time Remaining: 10h 57m
Vanda Fuchs Fanfare Robert x Vanda Roberts Delight Black
Vanda Fuchs Fanfare Robert x Vanda Roberts Delight Black
$21.00
Time Remaining: 10h 57m
Ascosenda Fuchs Orange Sparkler Robert x Vanda Ray Robinson Redland
Ascosenda Fuchs Orange Sparkler Robert x Vanda Ray Robinson Redland
$21.00
Time Remaining: 10h 58m
Vanda Trevor Rathbone Adela X Vanda Fuchs Blue Robert
Vanda Trevor Rathbone Adela X Vanda Fuchs Blue Robert
$21.00
Time Remaining: 10h 58m
Ascosenda Suksamran Sunlight Crownfox x Vanda Crownfox Gold Elegant Orchid
Ascosenda Suksamran Sunlight Crownfox x Vanda Crownfox Gold Elegant Orchid
$21.00
Time Remaining: 10h 58m
LS 950 Vanda Rasri x Paraphal Boediardjo  Yellow Bird
LS 950 Vanda Rasri x Paraphal Boediardjo Yellow Bird
$17.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 37m
Vanda coerulea orchid species RARE FRAGRANT Near Blooming Size
Vanda coerulea orchid species RARE FRAGRANT Near Blooming Size
$24.50 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 49m
Rhynchostylis gigantea Rubrum Red Rare Vanda Species Orchid in Bloom
Rhynchostylis gigantea Rubrum Red Rare Vanda Species Orchid in Bloom
$44.99
Time Remaining: 14h 55m
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight  31 Pink Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight 31 Pink Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
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Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 16 Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 16 Exotic Tropical Plant
$39.95
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Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 1 Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 1 Exotic Tropical Plant
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Vanda sanderiana 20 Basket SPECIESVanda sanderiana x Vanda Pimchai Beauty
Vanda sanderiana 20 Basket SPECIESVanda sanderiana x Vanda Pimchai Beauty
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 20m
Vanda Vivians Red Ball 8 feet Huge Specimen
Vanda Vivians Red Ball 8 feet Huge Specimen
$700.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 23m
Vanda sanderiana 40 Basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana 40 Basket SPECIES
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 23m
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Nice Vanda luzonica species Orchid Plant in spike
Nice Vanda luzonica species Orchid Plant in spike
$29.95 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 39m
Vanda denisoniana species Orchid Plant
Vanda denisoniana species Orchid Plant
$22.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 43m
Vanda Pures Wax Carmela 4 inch basket 2 years to bloom
Vanda Pures Wax Carmela 4 inch basket 2 years to bloom
$12.50
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Vanda Roberts Delight Crownfox Big Red  3 inch baskets
Vanda Roberts Delight Crownfox Big Red 3 inch baskets
$22.00
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PINK NEOFINETIA FALCATA VANDA ORCHID SPECIES PLANT IN SPIKE MINIATURE
PINK NEOFINETIA FALCATA VANDA ORCHID SPECIES PLANT IN SPIKE MINIATURE
$30.00
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Neofinetia falcata Japanese No1 Plant animator Rikidasu Vanda falcata
Neofinetia falcata Japanese No1 Plant animator Rikidasu Vanda falcata
$22.00
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Orchid Vanda  V Lavender Light  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Lavender Light South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Siriporn Pink  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Siriporn Pink South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Pats Delight  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Pats Delight South Florida Grown
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Orchid Vanda  V Pachara Delight  South Florida Grown
Orchid Vanda V Pachara Delight South Florida Grown
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Vanda sanderiana var alba Select 3 Plants Bare root SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana var alba Select 3 Plants Bare root SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 43m
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Rhynchostylis gigantea Coerulea orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P21
Rhynchostylis gigantea Coerulea orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P21
$32.99
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 35m
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Doranne Goodwin
MINI VANDA Ascocenda Doranne Goodwin
$22.95
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 7m
XL ORCHID REN Renanthera Kalsom Red Dragon TROPICAL VANDA Blooming Size
XL ORCHID REN Renanthera Kalsom Red Dragon TROPICAL VANDA Blooming Size
$59.99
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8 Vanda Orchid Plastic 4 Basket
8 Vanda Orchid Plastic 4 Basket
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Vanda Orchid Plastic 6 Basket
Vanda Orchid Plastic 6 Basket
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Vanda sanderiana Hamlyn Pink Select 4 inch basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Hamlyn Pink Select 4 inch basket SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 51m
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BIN Vanda Robert Delight Alexander 2 1 2 hanging basket Sophies Orchids
BIN Vanda Robert Delight Alexander 2 1 2 hanging basket Sophies Orchids
$33.99
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Vanda Miss Joaquim alba
Vanda Miss Joaquim alba
$20.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 34m
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BIN Vanda Pats Delight 2 1 2 Hanging Basket Sophies Orchids
BIN Vanda Pats Delight 2 1 2 Hanging Basket Sophies Orchids
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Vanda Lourdes Apostle X Rasri Gold Yellow Gold in 2 pot ready to transplant
Vanda Lourdes Apostle X Rasri Gold Yellow Gold in 2 pot ready to transplant
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 35m
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Vanda Dr Annek x Kulwadee Fragrance M 17 Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
Vanda Dr Annek x Kulwadee Fragrance M 17 Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 52m
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ASCDA Kulwadee Fragrance no7 Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
ASCDA Kulwadee Fragrance no7 Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
$18.99
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Vanda varakon x vanda merrillii
Vanda varakon x vanda merrillii
$19.00
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Vanda yuko iso sumida
Vanda yuko iso sumida
$19.00
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ASCDA Kulwadee Fragrance X Dr Anek Ting No19 Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
ASCDA Kulwadee Fragrance X Dr Anek Ting No19 Red Spotted Vanda Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 58m
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Vanda Khao lak Dreamworld X Vanda Khao lak Giant Dark Pink Toned Orchid
Vanda Khao lak Dreamworld X Vanda Khao lak Giant Dark Pink Toned Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 9m
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Vanda Sanderiana Species
Vanda Sanderiana Species
$250.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 42m
Vanda Sanderiana Species
Vanda Sanderiana Species
$200.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 43m
Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple NOT in spike Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple NOT in spike Exotic Tropical Plant
$33.95
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 54m
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Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple in Spike Large Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Pachara Delight blue purple in Spike Large Exotic Tropical Plant
$39.95
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 57m
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MINI VANDA Vanda Paki x Vanda Bill Burke GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Vanda Paki x Vanda Bill Burke GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 59m
VANDA Pachara Delight Pachara
VANDA Pachara Delight Pachara
$22.95
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Neofinetia falcata japanese name Nangokunomai vanda falcata
Neofinetia falcata japanese name Nangokunomai vanda falcata
$73.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 53m
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Neofinetia falcata japanese name mametonbo Vanda falcata for sale
Neofinetia falcata japanese name mametonbo Vanda falcata for sale
$49.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 55m
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Neofinetia falcata japanese name KIsyukabuto Vanda falcata
Neofinetia falcata japanese name KIsyukabuto Vanda falcata
$73.00
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Neofinetia falcata Japanese name Sengaku Vanda falcata
Neofinetia falcata Japanese name Sengaku Vanda falcata
$76.00
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Neofinetia falcata Japanese name Tenryumaru Vanda falcata
Neofinetia falcata Japanese name Tenryumaru Vanda falcata
$66.00
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Vanda tricolor Orchid Species Flask 20 Large and Strappy seedlings w GR8 Roots
Vanda tricolor Orchid Species Flask 20 Large and Strappy seedlings w GR8 Roots
$65.00
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 27m
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Rhynchostylis Gigantea Seedling Size Vanda Type Orchid Lot Of 2  Red  Peach
Rhynchostylis Gigantea Seedling Size Vanda Type Orchid Lot Of 2 Red Peach
$40.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 47m
Aerides Houlletiana  Specie Orchid Blooming Size  Vanda Type
Aerides Houlletiana Specie Orchid Blooming Size Vanda Type
$45.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 48m
Aeridovanda Photisan  Vanda Type  Blooming Size Fragrant Orchid
Aeridovanda Photisan Vanda Type Blooming Size Fragrant Orchid
$32.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 48m
Vandachostylis Colmarie  V Sri Siam X Rhyn Gigantea Dark Red  Vanda Orchid
Vandachostylis Colmarie V Sri Siam X Rhyn Gigantea Dark Red Vanda Orchid
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Rhynchostylis gigantea var orange orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P18
Rhynchostylis gigantea var orange orchid species FRAGRANT Vanda T1P18
$39.99
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Vanda Mimi Palmer Live Orchid Plant  Blooming Size Fragrant
Vanda Mimi Palmer Live Orchid Plant Blooming Size Fragrant
$34.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 58m
Vanda Kultana Fragrance Blooming Size Orchid  Fragrant
Vanda Kultana Fragrance Blooming Size Orchid Fragrant
$34.00
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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: 4d 12h 28m
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ORCHID BS VANDA  MISS JOAQUIM DOUGLAS  BLOOMING SIZE 20 24
ORCHID BS VANDA MISS JOAQUIM DOUGLAS BLOOMING SIZE 20 24
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Beautiful Fragrant Vanda Orchid Unknown Species
Beautiful Fragrant Vanda Orchid Unknown Species
$45.00
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Vanda Tokyo Blue Saphire AM AOS
Vanda Tokyo Blue Saphire AM AOS
$225.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 24m
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Orchid Vanda Azure fragrant in spike bloom Exotic Tropical A
Orchid Vanda Azure fragrant in spike bloom Exotic Tropical A
$45.95
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Orchid Vanda Azure fragrant in spike bloom Exotic Tropical B
Orchid Vanda Azure fragrant in spike bloom Exotic Tropical B
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Orchid Vanda Rhynchostylis gigantea Red in spike Exotic Tropical
Orchid Vanda Rhynchostylis gigantea Red in spike Exotic Tropical
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Vanda sanderiana alba species Orchid Plant
Vanda sanderiana alba species Orchid Plant
$14.75
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Neofinetia falcata japanese name Harunoumi Vanda falcata for sale
Neofinetia falcata japanese name Harunoumi Vanda falcata for sale
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Vanda denisoniana var Orange Select 2 inch basket SPECIES
Vanda denisoniana var Orange Select 2 inch basket SPECIES
$40.00
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Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 4 Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 4 Exotic Tropical Plant
$39.95
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Miss Joaquin Vanda Orchid Species
Miss Joaquin Vanda Orchid Species
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Orchid Vanda Kulwadee No 8 Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Kulwadee No 8 Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda Pure Wax Pink in spike Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Pure Wax Pink in spike Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda Two Tone Parision Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Two Tone Parision Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda Dinos Dream Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Dinos Dream Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Ink Blue in spike Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Ink Blue in spike Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda L M Velthius x Dr Anek Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star Exotic Tropical Plants
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Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 17 Cranberry Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Kulwadee 17 Cranberry Exotic Tropical Plant
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Neofinetia falcataJapanese name Jyuko Vanda falcata
Neofinetia falcataJapanese name Jyuko Vanda falcata
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Neofinetia falcata Japanese name Anzumaru Vanda Falcata
Neofinetia falcata Japanese name Anzumaru Vanda Falcata
$74.00
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BOTANICA LTD 8 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
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Vanda Chao Praya Saphire X V Suksamran Spots in 2 pot ready for transplant
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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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