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Vanda

Vanda spp.

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has a mild fragrance

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    Overview

    There are about 80 species of Vandas orchids and this genus is one of the most commonly cultivated and hybridised orchids for the market place. With it's fragrant showy and long lasting flowers this orchid is a popular choice for horticultural showing. This genus's growth habit is highly variable depending on habitat and many species within the genus are endangered as they are severely threatened with habitat loss.The export of wild-collected specimens of the blue orchid (V. coerulea) and other wild Vanda species is prohibited worldwide, as all orchids are listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

    Common problems

    Allow roots to dry between waterings to avoid Root Rot. Slugs and snails can also sit between leaf nodes, remove promptly.

    Harvesting

    When the blooms are finished, cut the spike down to the level of the leaves and the plant will bloom with larger flowers and a strong stem within a year.

    Propagation

    Division

    Divide when they have over filled their pots.

    Rhizomes

    Small plantlets (keiki) appear from the nodes on the flower stems. Detach the plantlets when they have developed several good roots and pot them up in orchid compost. Water sparingly at first.

    Special Features

    Attractive flowers

    Indoor plant

    The epiphytic species are best accommodated in large wooden baskets, bare rooted, which allows for the large aerial root systems