Growing Vanda Orchids


For growing Vanda orchids all you need is warmth and humidity although a foliar feed is often beneficial. Vandas are tropical orchids that live on trees with the aerial roots hanging free.

Simple Growing Method

  • Grow Vandas in a tall cylindrical vase with the roots trailing to the bottom. Wedge the shallow pot holding the crown in the top.
  • In summer fill the vase with tepid water and leave for 25 minutes then pour it all out.
  • Every fortnight add some Orchid food to the water.
  • Grow the Vanda at 60 degrees Fahrenheit or above
  • Vandas grown in baskets or high temperatures require watering more often.

Vanda Orchideen

What is a Vanda Orchid

  • Vandas flower in rich colors, including blue, purple, red, orange and yellow.
  • The flower spikes usually carry 8 to 10 blooms and last for several weeks.
  • These Dutch grow Vandas are displayed in a light window situation.
  • The distinctive strap like leaves form a stem as they develop and grow. The flower spike rises from the base of the leaves.
  • The shallow pot is their to add stability.


What are Ascocendas

  • Ascocendas are a cross between Vandas and Ascocentrum
  • Most find their origin in Thailand, Myanmar, India, Java and the Philippines.
  • They are also evergreen epiphytes with an upright leaves.
  • They can bloom twice or three times a year with long lasting flowers.

  • Credits
    vanda-paperbark by maxful CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
    Vanda Orchideen by blumenbiene CC BY 2.0
    Vanda by NjuTIKA, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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