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Vandas for a Tropical Christmas greeting

This is a discussion on Vandas for a Tropical Christmas greeting within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; That's an awesome display Yew Sung, and all the best for you in the coming ...

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    That's an awesome display Yew Sung, and all the best for you in the coming new year too!.......more awesome orchids displays!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Yew, that V. Siam is a beauty. Would like that in my collection. The others are nice also.
    Thanks Roy. The name should read V Siam Ink. Sorry.

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    Hi Yew Sung, and thank you for the pics.

    Is Josephine van Brero a quarter terete ? ( a wild guess from the bit of one leaf I can see , and the rather unusual colour for a cross with no Asctm in it) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Hi Yew Sung, and thank you for the pics.

    Is Josephine van Brero a quarter terete ? ( a wild guess from the bit of one leaf I can see , and the rather unusual colour for a cross with no Asctm in it) .
    A very good guess, Geoff. V Josephine van Brero is considered a semi-terete here and the subsequent crosses with the strap leaved vandas would be considered quarter teretes . V Josephine van Brero = V insignis x teres ; and V Somjit = V Patou Crimson x Kasem's Delight; and somewhere along the line my plant inherited the red gene, I guess. That is if the tag on the plant can be trusted. Indeed I picked this particular plant as it was the most attractive among a batch of the same name. Most JVB crosses tend to be yellowish pink (more yellow than pink, actually). There other JVB crosses that are salmon colored but this particular plant seems to be more pink than the others.

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    A holiday with lots of flowers are all nice ^ ^

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    Common belief in UK is that we can't grow the semi-terete vandas hgere in UK - but then common belief was that we couldn't grow any vandas...a matter of light, its said.
    Do you grow this plant any brighter ?
    Any other ideas on this subject would be fascinating - my wife has just suggested that I might like to celebrate my next birthday ( approx 12 months time, when I will be 80) by a visit to the WOC at Singapore and do a side trip through Vietnam - which she is rather keen on and a stop-over at Bangkok on the way home to pick up some Vandas... maybe include some semi-terete... ? ( I have not told her that I have made a provisional reservation on a trip to Ecuador to go Phrag hunting as my birthday treat -, and its still a long way away , and making firm plans may be a hostage to fortune ! )

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    Yew, Thanks for posting these three pictures...All three are beautiful, but the first is stunningly so. Health & wealth to you & yours in 2011. Betty :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Common belief in UK is that we can't grow the semi-terete vandas hgere in UK - but then common belief was that we couldn't grow any vandas...a matter of light, its said.
    Do you grow this plant any brighter ?
    Any other ideas on this subject would be fascinating - my wife has just suggested that I might like to celebrate my next birthday ( approx 12 months time, when I will be 80) by a visit to the WOC at Singapore and do a side trip through Vietnam - which she is rather keen on and a stop-over at Bangkok on the way home to pick up some Vandas... maybe include some semi-terete... ? ( I have not told her that I have made a provisional reservation on a trip to Ecuador to go Phrag hunting as my birthday treat -, and its still a long way away , and making firm plans may be a hostage to fortune ! )
    I grow all my orchids including semi-terete and quarter-terete under the same conditions as my cattelyas in my orchid house with 50% shade. The usual practice by commercial cut flower growers ,at one time, was for all semi-terete, quarter- teretes ,arandas and mokaras etc to be grown out in the open in full sun.Thus was born the idea that these plants needed a lot of sun. But what most amateurs did not realise was the fact that these plants were grown in long beds 5-6 plants deep so that they shaded each other and the plants on the outer side of the rows were decidedly yellow in colour due to overexposure to the sun. Nowadays most commercial farms grow them under 50% shade and this has enhanced the quality of the blooms with longer flower stems and increased number of flowers.

    Most semi-terete have V teres and/or V hookeriana as parents and only hookeriana grows in the open in bogs and swamps amid the rushes and shrubs. Semi teretes are 50% strap-leaved and so logically should be shade tolerant.

    Here too we have our fair share of 'common beliefs' and it's up to brave people like you to debunk such 'myths'.

    Malaysia and Singapore used to be in the forefront of semi and quarter terete breeding but now the Thais are into it in a big way and they are producing very good quality semi and quarter teretes because they have very good quality strap-leaved parents. So when you go to Bangkok be on the lookout for crosses with Joaquim, Velthuis, Intan, Josephine van Brero and Emma van Deventer. I hear that they are also experimenting with crosses using V Ruby Prince.Now that would be something as Ruby Prince is a real beauty. Incidentally I have not seen a Ruby Prince (semi-terete) for years and the dainty terete V Amy (hookeriana x tricuspidata).

    Great plans for your 80th birthday and may all your plans be realised.

    Regards. See you in WOC Singapore?

    Yew Sung.

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    Regards. See you in WOC Singapore?

    Yew Sung.
    I'm going to print this, and put it in my "holiday plans and ideas" folder, so as to remember what to look for, if it happens.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for this...
    Thanks for the info, it is most educational.
    If I don't get to travel, maybe I'll just go and twist the arm of one dealer who regularly imports vandas, and ask him to put a few of these things in the next order, for me.

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