Vanda grow and care – orchid herbaceous some species epiphytic of the genus Vanda, Vanda perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut-flower plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics, mediterranean climate or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.
Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on stem.
Flower color can be: purple, brown, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, petals in wedge to elliptic shape there are five petals and in some cultivars there is one petal in the middle can looks like apron or vest and more.
80% humidity, recommend temperature in day time 15C (60F) can survive 11C (52F) to 35C (95F) but not recommend, moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to keep wet all the time without to grow it in the ground or pot
Planting season: All year
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies
Size of the plant? 30-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade (some variety will burn in full sun and other suffer in half shade)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes (only with a lot of sun light next to window)
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes (but better to grow it with nothing on a bark or something synthetic)
Bloom season: Most of the year in colder places not in the winter
General information about the flower Petals shape can be in wedge to elliptic shape there are five petals and in some cultivars there is one petals in the middle can looks like apron or vest and much more, color can be: purple, brown, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless structure