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Vanda luzonica - the pride of Luzon Island vandas

This is a discussion on Vanda luzonica - the pride of Luzon Island vandas within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Found on the isle of Luzon in the Philippines at elevations of 500 meters, as ...

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    Default Vanda luzonica - the pride of Luzon Island vandas





    Found on the isle of Luzon in the Philippines at elevations of 500 meters, as a large sized, hot to warm growing monopodial epiphyte that likes steady watering year round and blooms on an axillary, descending, to 16" [40 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, several to many [10 to 25] flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring with fragrant, very waxy flowers. (From IOSPE).
    IOSPE doesn't tell us that the species is endemic to the Mt. Pinatubo area, the eruption of which in 1991 was described as the largest volcanic eruption in living memory. Needless to say, everything has been covered with ash and lahar. Nowadays, one can go trekking to the crater. Just be careful because the weather can be very tricky. Last month three French and Belgian tourists died because they went up despite the weather warnings and a sudden downpour carried down their SUVs like lego blocks.
    When we say it rains in our country, we mean it. :-)
    This is the island of Luzon's answer to the island of Mindanao's Vanda (Euanthe) sanderiana. Doesn't really come up short, but I love Vanda sanderiana more. (psstt..don't tell that to this plant).

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    I love the coloring in this vanda, Nelson. It is so vibrant.

    CHeers,
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    So pretty! I love it! Great pictures too!!! I have a little baby (may be appx 7-10 months from deflasking) and it's not in a hurry to mature...

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    Lovely, I am getting a baby hehe !

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    Wow. Really nice. I'm getting one too. I paid $40 for a keikei and will be picking up at the orchids show this weekend. Hope it's decent size.

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    Those are lovely...hope I run into one for sale here some day. I'm getting a few more vanda types when the room is finished.

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    Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

    Are you building a greenhouse, Connie?

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    i've been trying to get my hands on one of these, but still unable to find one....
    thanks for making my day....

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    Sooo beautifull, how far it takes to swim to Luzon Islands from Sulawesi ????

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    Stunning.. and I wish this was more readily available.. and wish I could grow it!

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