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My mother's Vanda pictorial - get a bib for that drool!

This is a discussion on My mother's Vanda pictorial - get a bib for that drool! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Orchidzrule Oh, Tess! What an act you have to follow! They are ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    Oh, Tess! What an act you have to follow! They are stunning plants & blooms. I must say, though, you shouldn't beat yourself up too hard for failing with vandas--they are a challenging group of orchids for most of us.

    Wiping off drool from keyboard,
    Rob
    Ah Rob! Thanks for making me feel better! I am going to give vandas one more shot after I get my phals happy again! I went to this big box store yesterday and they had scrawny, dried out vandas with 3 wrinkled leaves and super skinny, dull, short roots and they want 12 bucks for it! I tried to ask the girl for a discount and she said, nope, 12 bucks is already the discounted price and all you really need to do is water it good and it will flower. Yeah. Okay. Grrrr...

    I'm headed to Orlando on Monday to check out that orchid place and see what kind of vandas they got going there...

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    orchid_killer

    yes i am familiar with the mount that your mom is using, it must be coco slabs or similar, it is made of
    coco fibers fashioned into slabs, while some uses tree fern fibers fashioned into slabs as well but the
    coco thing is much more popular, and they can go cheap, we bought a dozen for 80 pesos if memory serves me
    right.

    And the moss + pantyhose technique is very popular here, i use that all the time. most of the time substituting
    moss with coco husks, and that gives the orchids more fibers to hold on to. With vanda, i never mount them,
    you can buy a galvanized wire here that looks like a corkscrew and is intended for vanda, it works great
    also. I was looking into putting my vandas in basket also until i saw that galvanized wire thing from
    a boxstore in SM. I can send you a picture when I get home.

    With vandas, there's really no point into mounting it or potting it as the roots gets crazy, might as well
    let them be, it adds to their beauty anyways, in my opinion.

    a 20 yr old Waling Waling???? wow, that must have been a very big Vanda, my Waling is about 2ft tall it just
    finished blooming, but already have an offshoot, im still struggling on whether to divide or not. I have another
    Vanda that is about 2.5ft tall that has roots coming out of the upper middle of it, im waiting for some other
    roots to appear at that level so that i could cut it off and have another vanda. hehe, hey if you're mom
    decides to devide another waling maybe she can sent some my way, hehe.

    What I do to induce roots for vandas with not so many roots is either i place moss on the base of it. or i tie
    charcoal at the base, and in some cases i wrap the base with something, mostly coco fiber mat, with some moss or
    charcoal inside, and after a month when I remove it you can see some roots emerging from the plant.

    My garden is under contruction at the moment as I am expanding for space, so we had to take off the shade in
    the garden, so all of my Strap Leaf Vanda is moved to a shady part of the garden and the Terete and Semi
    Terete are left basking in the full sun.

    Davao is, what I heard, the center of Orchids in the Philippines, the wife and I would love to visit Davao
    and see the collections of orchids they have. I believe they hold a festival there in honor of the Waling
    Waling.

    Just hold on, if you don't mind watering too often, then get a Vanda, you can never go wrong, just remember
    that the strap leaf requires a shade. I haven't heard of anyone putting vanda in S/H, im sure it'll thrive
    in S/H as it is a very thirsty plant.

    Delphiguy (Randy)

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    That's huge Vanda collection. I love them but I dont grow them in my area where I live (maybe It's grow good but difficult to bloom)

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    fantastic Vandas. the first and last are my favourites... the last because of it's wonderfully dark colour and the first because it is a wonderful clone of the species.

    now Tess, if the Vandas in Florida ain't workin out, maybe you should grow Paphs instead

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    WOW Tess! Those vandas are so impressive. I bet with time you can learn to grow them in Florida. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    WOW Tess! Those vandas are so impressive. I bet with time you can learn to grow them in Florida. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Cheers,
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    Hi BD, do you have vandas in your greenhouse? I'd love to see how you got it set up.

    Thank you, thank you all. I told my mom about all the praise her orchids are getting and she's quite surprised that there are people impressed with her orchids from Pampanga, to Hanoi, to Sydney, to New Zealand, to Canada, and all over the USA!

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    Love that orange/peachy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchid_killer View Post
    Hi BD, do you have vandas in your greenhouse? I'd love to see how you got it set up....
    Vanda ... hmmm, lets see....

    June 2007 RVO

    July 2008 RVO


    A Vanda Mess - ROOTS

    A bunch of my Vanda Posts

    Enjoy!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Vanda ... hmmm, lets see....

    June 2007 RVO

    July 2008 RVO


    A Vanda Mess - ROOTS

    A bunch of my Vanda Posts


    Enjoy!

    cheers,
    BD

    <completely speechless>

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    Thanks... LOL Vandas are easy for us, it is the cool growers that I struggle with.

    Cheers,
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