Vanda Orchids

Vanda Orchids
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Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star SPIKE FLOWERS 4 inch basket
Vanda Roberts Delight Blue Star SPIKE FLOWERS 4 inch basket
$70.00
Time Remaining: 40m
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Vanda Esther Araneta SPIKE FLOWERS 4 inch basket
Vanda Esther Araneta SPIKE FLOWERS 4 inch basket
$70.00
Time Remaining: 43m
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C SALE Blooming Size FRAGRANT Vanda White Crane Neo falcata x V sand Orchid
C SALE Blooming Size FRAGRANT Vanda White Crane Neo falcata x V sand Orchid
$15.61 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 27m
B SALE NBS FRAGRANT Vanda Rhy gigantea Peach type Orchid
B SALE NBS FRAGRANT Vanda Rhy gigantea Peach type Orchid
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4h 38m
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Orchid Vanda Wirat x V Madame Rattana spike ExoticTropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Wirat x V Madame Rattana spike ExoticTropical Plants
$39.95
Time Remaining: 6h 29m
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BOTANICA LTD 6 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
BOTANICA LTD 6 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket w coco lining
$6.99
Time Remaining: 6h 41m
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Vanda sanderiana v alba orchid species FRAGRANT T1M9
Vanda sanderiana v alba orchid species FRAGRANT T1M9
$48.98
Time Remaining: 8h 24m
Ascosenda Suksamran Sunlight Crownfox x Vanda Crownfox Gold Elegant Orchid
Ascosenda Suksamran Sunlight Crownfox x Vanda Crownfox Gold Elegant Orchid
$21.00
Time Remaining: 9h 24m
Renanthera Kalsom Kapaho Fire Vanda LARGE ORCHID PLANT 0425
Renanthera Kalsom Kapaho Fire Vanda LARGE ORCHID PLANT 0425
$15.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 30m
MINI VANDA Neofinetia falcata Mendenhall x self BLOOMING SIZE
MINI VANDA Neofinetia falcata Mendenhall x self BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
Time Remaining: 10h 31m
Vanda Amonea Orchid Naturally Occurring Hybrid Flask 15+Large Seedlings Fat Root
Vanda Amonea Orchid Naturally Occurring Hybrid Flask 15+Large Seedlings Fat Root
$60.00
Time Remaining: 10h 56m
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VANDA BASKET 3 4 MESH NET POT ORCHID HYDROPONIC SQUARE AEROPONIC CLONE AQUA
VANDA BASKET 3 4 MESH NET POT ORCHID HYDROPONIC SQUARE AEROPONIC CLONE AQUA
$7.24
Time Remaining: 11h 25m
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Botanica Ltd 12 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket coco lining
Botanica Ltd 12 Wood Vanda Orchid Basket coco lining
$13.99
Time Remaining: 11h 59m
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Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Pink
Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Pink
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 7m
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Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Yellow Flower
Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Yellow Flower
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 14m
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500PCS 6 INCH PLASTIC MESH NET SQUARE POT BASKET VANDA FLOWER ORCHID HYDROPONIC
500PCS 6 INCH PLASTIC MESH NET SQUARE POT BASKET VANDA FLOWER ORCHID HYDROPONIC
$1,199.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 17m
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Vanda Ascocenda Christine Ang Iliwai AM AOS x self great yellow
Vanda Ascocenda Christine Ang Iliwai AM AOS x self great yellow
$27.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 27m
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Miss Joaquin Vanda Orchid Species
Miss Joaquin Vanda Orchid Species
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 23m
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Neofinetia falcata orchid species Fragrant Miniature vanda T3P29
Neofinetia falcata orchid species Fragrant Miniature vanda T3P29
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 29m
Vanda Santa Barbara Fizz suavis x Tokyo Blue coerulea orchid plant
Vanda Santa Barbara Fizz suavis x Tokyo Blue coerulea orchid plant
$65.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 57m
DO Div Darwinara Rainbow Stars Dark Violet Blue  Neofinetia Orchid Vanda
DO Div Darwinara Rainbow Stars Dark Violet Blue Neofinetia Orchid Vanda
$36.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 3m
DO Div Darwinara Rainbow Stars Pink Gem  Neofinetia Orchid Vanda
DO Div Darwinara Rainbow Stars Pink Gem Neofinetia Orchid Vanda
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 4m
DO Div Darwinara Rainbow Stars White Bean Neofinetia Orchid Vanda
DO Div Darwinara Rainbow Stars White Bean Neofinetia Orchid Vanda
$35.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 5m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Higashidemyako Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Higashidemyako Orchid Species Vanda
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 6m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Hokage Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Hokage Orchid Species Vanda
$99.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 7m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Koutou Fukirin Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Koutou Fukirin Orchid Species Vanda
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 8m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Setuzan shima Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Setuzan shima Orchid Species Vanda
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 9m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Shirayuki Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata var Shirayuki Orchid Species Vanda
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 10m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata Fujimusume Super mini Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata Fujimusume Super mini Orchid Species Vanda
$59.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 10m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata Kyobijin Super nice Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata Kyobijin Super nice Orchid Species Vanda
$179.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 12m
DO Div Neofinetia falcata Raikomaru Super nice Orchid Species Vanda
DO Div Neofinetia falcata Raikomaru Super nice Orchid Species Vanda
$179.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 13m
Orchid Vanda Ascda Princess Micasa Pink Velet Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Princess Micasa Pink Velet Exotic Tropical Plant
$39.95
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 23m
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ORCHID BS VANDA  MISS JOAQUIM DOUGLAS  BLOOMING SIZE 18 24
ORCHID BS VANDA MISS JOAQUIM DOUGLAS BLOOMING SIZE 18 24
$16.99
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 19m
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Orchid Vanda Teres Species Pink and yellow
Orchid Vanda Teres Species Pink and yellow
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 2m
Vanda Lamellata species Very Large Specimen
Vanda Lamellata species Very Large Specimen
$300.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 21m
Vanda Coerulea  Large Blooming Size Orchid Species
Vanda Coerulea Large Blooming Size Orchid Species
$75.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 35m
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Vanda ampullacea x self 1957 seedling
Vanda ampullacea x self 1957 seedling
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 29m
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Bangkok Sunset Vanda orchid Previously Bloomed
Bangkok Sunset Vanda orchid Previously Bloomed
$29.95
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 53m
Orchid plants vanda Arachnis Maggie Oei Red Ribbon
Orchid plants vanda Arachnis Maggie Oei Red Ribbon
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 18m
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Vanda Golden Doubloon x denisoniana Orchid Adult Fragrant tessellata hybrid
Vanda Golden Doubloon x denisoniana Orchid Adult Fragrant tessellata hybrid
$33.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 56m
Fragrant Orchid Dufte Orchideen Vanda tessalata x Vanda Thailand Gold
Fragrant Orchid Dufte Orchideen Vanda tessalata x Vanda Thailand Gold
$19.04
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 58m
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Vanda Menehune Charm Fragrant Pink Vanda Orchid Neofinetia Falcata Nakamotoara
Vanda Menehune Charm Fragrant Pink Vanda Orchid Neofinetia Falcata Nakamotoara
$18.50
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 26m
Vanda LOC Lamecina TW 2514 M
Vanda LOC Lamecina TW 2514 M
$18.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h
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Nice Vanda luzonica species Orchid Plant
Nice Vanda luzonica species Orchid Plant
$29.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 54m
Orchid specie seeds Vanda lilacina Year 2015
Orchid specie seeds Vanda lilacina Year 2015
$6.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h
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Orchid Vanda Ascda Suksamran Gold X Nopporn Gold Exotic Tropical Plant
Orchid Vanda Ascda Suksamran Gold X Nopporn Gold Exotic Tropical Plant
$39.95
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 50m
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Near Blooming Sized Vanda Betty May Steel Basket LOOKSO HEALTHY
Near Blooming Sized Vanda Betty May Steel Basket LOOKSO HEALTHY
$5.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 29m
Lovely ORCHID Flower POT It HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
Lovely ORCHID Flower POT It HANGS Cattleya Phal Dendrobium Paph Cymbidium Vanda
$44.95
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 8m
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Rhynchorides Bangkok Sunset Orchid Plant  Vanda  Fragrant
Rhynchorides Bangkok Sunset Orchid Plant Vanda Fragrant
$38.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 33m
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Red Berry Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Roberts Delight Red Berry Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 59m
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Orchid Flask Vanda Red Delight 4N x Vanda Patcharee Delight 4N Hybrid Asian
Orchid Flask Vanda Red Delight 4N x Vanda Patcharee Delight 4N Hybrid Asian
$59.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 8m
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Neostylis Lou Sneary  Bluebird  Fragrant Blue Vanda Orchid Neofinetia
Neostylis Lou Sneary Bluebird Fragrant Blue Vanda Orchid Neofinetia
$25.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 45m
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Ascocenda Thai Ruby X Vanda Kultana Black Magic  Blooming Size Orchid Plant
Ascocenda Thai Ruby X Vanda Kultana Black Magic Blooming Size Orchid Plant
$34.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 48m
Vanda Gordon Dillon Lea X Ascocenda Suksamran Spot Blooming Size Orchid Plant
Vanda Gordon Dillon Lea X Ascocenda Suksamran Spot Blooming Size Orchid Plant
$34.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 49m
Vanda Sankhamphaeng X Vanda Chao Praya Sapphire  Blooming Size Orchid
Vanda Sankhamphaeng X Vanda Chao Praya Sapphire Blooming Size Orchid
$34.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 49m
QUICK SALE Mystery Vanda orchid Bloom size Bare root No tag
QUICK SALE Mystery Vanda orchid Bloom size Bare root No tag
$30.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2m
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Light Meter for Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Cattleya Miltonia Vanda Orchid Plant 802
Light Meter for Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Cattleya Miltonia Vanda Orchid Plant 802
$49.99
Time Remaining: 4d 27m
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Vanda Tokyo Blue Saphire AM AOS
Vanda Tokyo Blue Saphire AM AOS
$225.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 3m
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AWESOME Vanda denisoniana var Orange Select 2 SPIKES FLOWERS 4 basket SPECIES
AWESOME Vanda denisoniana var Orange Select 2 SPIKES FLOWERS 4 basket SPECIES
$100.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 15m
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Vanda sanderiana 20 Basket SPECIESVanda sanderiana x Vanda Pimchai Beauty
Vanda sanderiana 20 Basket SPECIESVanda sanderiana x Vanda Pimchai Beauty
$300.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 17m
Vanda sanderiana 40 Basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana 40 Basket SPECIES
$200.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 17m
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Vanda Vivians Red Ball 8 feet Huge Specimen
Vanda Vivians Red Ball 8 feet Huge Specimen
$700.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 18m
Vascostylis Viboon Velvet  Vanda Type Orchid Plant  Fragrant
Vascostylis Viboon Velvet Vanda Type Orchid Plant Fragrant
$32.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 34m
Vanda yuko iso sumida
Vanda yuko iso sumida
$19.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 2m
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BIN Vanda tricuspidata Hard to Find terete Limited Stock Collectors Item
BIN Vanda tricuspidata Hard to Find terete Limited Stock Collectors Item
$42.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h
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Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Blue Spotted 2
Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Blue Spotted 2
$26.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 4m
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BIN Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
BIN Vanda Miss Joaquim Douglas 4N Old Timer Must See Easy 2 grow Superb
$39.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 14m
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Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Blue on Blue 2
Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Blue on Blue 2
$26.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 19m
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Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Blue on Blue 3
Orchid Vanda Ascocenda Exotic Blue on Blue 3
$26.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 34m
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BIN Vanda Miss Joaquim Diana ALBA Old Timer Must See Limited Hard to find
BIN Vanda Miss Joaquim Diana ALBA Old Timer Must See Limited Hard to find
$41.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 48m
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Holcoglossum kimballianum Vanda NBS Seedling
Holcoglossum kimballianum Vanda NBS Seedling
$22.50
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 2m
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Dyakia hendersoniana Vanda In Early Spike
Dyakia hendersoniana Vanda In Early Spike
$22.50
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 13m
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Ascosenda Fuchs Orange Sparkler Robert x Vanda Ray Robinson Redland
Ascosenda Fuchs Orange Sparkler Robert x Vanda Ray Robinson Redland
$16.00
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 11m
Ascosenda Annabel Griffis Crownfox x Vanda Bitzs Heartthrob
Ascosenda Annabel Griffis Crownfox x Vanda Bitzs Heartthrob
$16.00
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 13m
QUICK SALE Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA Bloom size BLUE FLOWERS
QUICK SALE Vanda Pachara Delight AM AOS FCC JOGA Bloom size BLUE FLOWERS
$30.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 57m
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Vanda sanderiana Pink Select Near bloom size 4 inch basket SPECIES
Vanda sanderiana Pink Select Near bloom size 4 inch basket SPECIES
$50.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 3m
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FRAGRANT Vanda denisoniana Tipo Select SPIKE FLOWERS 4 basket SPECIES
FRAGRANT Vanda denisoniana Tipo Select SPIKE FLOWERS 4 basket SPECIES
$75.00
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 30m
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GORGEOUS Vanda Roberts Delight Red Berry 2 SPIKES FLOWERS 4 basket
GORGEOUS Vanda Roberts Delight Red Berry 2 SPIKES FLOWERS 4 basket
$100.00
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 34m
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Vanda cristata orchid species T1P13
Vanda cristata orchid species T1P13
$34.99
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 55m
Lindenia Limited Edition Print Orchid Vanda Teres Lindl Var Candida Flower B5
Lindenia Limited Edition Print Orchid Vanda Teres Lindl Var Candida Flower B5
$14.99
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 4m
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Orchid Vanda Aerivanda Lawrenceae Fragrant Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Aerivanda Lawrenceae Fragrant Exotic Tropical Plants
$45.99
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Renanthera Kalsom x philippinensis Vanda orchid Intense bright RED
Renanthera Kalsom x philippinensis Vanda orchid Intense bright RED
$15.99
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Orchid Vanda Kultana Gold X Ascda Thai Spot Exotic Tropical Plants
Orchid Vanda Kultana Gold X Ascda Thai Spot Exotic Tropical Plants
$39.95
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 23m
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Vanda Cathy Crosby Day sanderiana hybrid Vibrant Flower Color In Spike
Vanda Cathy Crosby Day sanderiana hybrid Vibrant Flower Color In Spike
$33.95
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 22m
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Vanda Kultana Green Gold X Ascda Kultana White Will Blooming Size Orchid Plant
Vanda Kultana Green Gold X Ascda Kultana White Will Blooming Size Orchid Plant
$49.99
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 20m
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Pink Vanda Terete Orchid  V Merv L Velthuis X V Doctor Anek Flowering Size
Pink Vanda Terete Orchid V Merv L Velthuis X V Doctor Anek Flowering Size
$45.99
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Vanda ASCDA Jiraprapa X ASCDA Suksamra V Gold Yellow Baby in 2 pot
Vanda ASCDA Jiraprapa X ASCDA Suksamra V Gold Yellow Baby in 2 pot
$18.99
Time Remaining: 6d 26m
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Hanging wood orchid basket for cattleya vanda dendrobium Orchidnest 14
Hanging wood orchid basket for cattleya vanda dendrobium Orchidnest 14
$15.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 15m
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Holcoglossum kimballianum BS Orchid species Vanda Phal Cattleya
Holcoglossum kimballianum BS Orchid species Vanda Phal Cattleya
$13.00
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 45m
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Vanda Sanderiana Species
Vanda Sanderiana Species
$250.00
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 35m
Vanda Sanderiana Species
Vanda Sanderiana Species
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 35m
Vanda Lauren Gardiner Vanda tessellata x Vanda cristata 2062 seedling
Vanda Lauren Gardiner Vanda tessellata x Vanda cristata 2062 seedling
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 59m
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Doritis champorensis alba x sib BS Orchid species Vanda Phal Cattleya Phal
Doritis champorensis alba x sib BS Orchid species Vanda Phal Cattleya Phal
$6.50
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Dendrobium cucumerinum Dockrilla Cattleya Vanda BS Orchid species
Dendrobium cucumerinum Dockrilla Cattleya Vanda BS Orchid species
$13.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 21m
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QUICK SALE Mystery Vanda orchid Bloom size Bare root No tag 2 Plants
QUICK SALE Mystery Vanda orchid Bloom size Bare root No tag 2 Plants
$40.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 21m
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Orchid Vanda Kasems Delight x Jimmy Miller x Spotted Sunshine
Orchid Vanda Kasems Delight x Jimmy Miller x Spotted Sunshine
$42.95
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Vanda Pat Delight Nathaya Pink in 2 pot
Vanda Pat Delight Nathaya Pink in 2 pot
$18.99
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 34m
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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
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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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