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Vanda Pachong Blue

This is a discussion on Vanda Pachong Blue within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this vanda three years ago in Florida. At the time, it had a ...

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    Talking Vanda Pachong Blue

    I bought this vanda three years ago in Florida. At the time, it had a spike. Although it did bloom, there were only three flowers and they were pitiful. This was only my second vanda at the time, and I struggled to keep it happy. I have several ascocendas, and they aren't nearly as demanding as Pachong.
    Then we built the greenhouse and things improved. The only problem was that it tried to spike just when the dead of winter hit and the greenhouse wasn't at it's warmest. (It took us a while that first winter to get our heating right in the greenhouse. Boy was that a stressful time.)
    This past winter, I went with floral water picks to keep it as hydrated as possible. I misted like crazy. All the hard work has paid off. I'm so proud of these flowers. There's five total and they are fat and sassy!
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    Beautiful. All that hard work has really paid off. Congrats.V Pakchong Blue is one of the best blue vandas around and it has not lost those delightful tesselations from its parent V coerulea. Yours will look even better a week or so from now and that blue will not fade.

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    That is a very nice dark blue, They can be very rewarding, I am just over a month from the shortest day and still spikes are coming.I put mine outside after the last frosts and bring them in just before they start again and this year I have had more flowers than I have had before.

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    It is beautiful, Good Growing.
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    that is very nice. Good growing. Patience and good culture always pay off!!

    Cheers,
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    Thanks! I have lots of patience with my babies. I sometimes wonder if I have too much. There comes a point where I wonder if I should give up on those that suffer from what I call "failure to thrive". But, as long as they have no diseases and show at least some progress, I am willing to assume the rest is up to me to fix. It's hard to make that choice to let one go and I'm glad I hung in there with Pakchong.

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    beautiful! I love Pakchong Blue. Have one, and am waiting for it to respond to the warmer temps here (it's finally getting warm in the bay area)

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