Vanda coerulea grow and care – orchid herbaceous epiphytic of the genus Vanda also known as Blue orchid or Blue vanda , Vanda coerulea perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut-flower plant or as medical 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.
Vanda coerulea flower
Flower color can be: blue or purple with white, the color pattern with square, petals in round shape there are five petals.
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? 20-60 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
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes (only with a lot of light light)
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 Blue or purple flower with white, the color pattern with square, petals in round shape there are five petals