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.
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.
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