The Vanda Orchid is a highly prized orchid valued for its large, fragrant, and long-lasting flowers that come in many rich and vibrant colors, including blue, red, pink, and yellow. Known as "air plants", Vandas do not need soil to grow. The leaves are typically flat, broad, and strap-like; the roots are sponge-like and will absorb water quickly. Vandas are native to Southeast Asia, where they have adapted to prefer bright light, warm temperatures, and high humidity.
Plant Size: Near Blooming Size
Plant Stage: Matured
Pot Type: Square Net Pot with Hanging Wire
Pot Size: 3.5 inch
Potting Media: Not Required
Growing Conditions: Tropical (Intermediate to warm)
Growing Level: Moderate
Note: Plant will be delivered without flowers / spikes / buds
Water: Vanda is a "monopodial" orchid, which means that it grows from a single stem. Hence, this plant has a lower tolerance for drought. Water them in the morning when the media is dry. Ensure there is moisture in the air (misting or ground watering) and keep them from drying up. Water them till the roots turn from white to green.
Light: These orchids require a lot of light. The amount of light a Vanda orchid requires depends mostly on the species and the type of leaves the plant has. Vandas can have three types of leaves.
Strap leaves: these are long and broad.
Terete leaves: these are rounded leaves that retain water and are nearly tubular in shape.
Semi-terete: These fall somewhere between terete and strap in shape.
Plants with strap leaves or semi-terete leaves need partial shade and protection from the sun during the warmest parts of the day. Those with terete leaves prefer full sun.
Temperature: Vanda orchids prefer warm temperatures. Temperatures should be between 26°C and 38°C. The temperatures shouldn't exceed 42°C for a longer period. Although they can tolerate slightly colder temperatures, temperatures should not drop below 15°C.
Humidity: Maintain a humidity level of 80%. You can raise humidity levels using a humidifier, grouping plants together, or watering the floor. Be careful—it’s also essential to maintain free airflow around the plants to prevent them from rot and bacterial infection.
Fertilizer: they are heavy feeders. Weekly fertilizing required during active growth. In winter months, plant to be fertilized twice a month with balanced fertilizer.
Note: Never fertilize an orchid that is completely dry, because this can cause major damage to the roots. So watering the plants before fertigation
Potting: Before potting, soak the plant’s roots in water to make them more pliable. Trim away any dead or rotting roots, place the plant in a larger basket, and allow it to remain dry before watering again. These plants grow from a single large stem and generally have a substantial aerial root structure. As a result, they thrive in loose-net pots or in hanging baskets.
1. Open the box under the shade (cool area).
2. Keep the plant for rest for at least 12 hrs.
3. Clean the plant and wash them with a fungicide solution and keep spraying the fungicides once a week.
4. After 15 days you can start spraying fertilizer after every 10 days in growing season (summers) and after every 15 days in dormant season (winter)
5. Repotting is preferred to be done in growing season
6. Keep checking the growth of new roots which indicates the plants have successfully settled in your location.
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