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Vanda Paki blooming again

This is a discussion on Vanda Paki blooming again within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Cjcorner Queen of the vanda?? lol Oh no...that's Cathy or one of ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Queen of the vanda?? lol Oh no...that's Cathy or one of the many members from the far east perhaps or our esteemed member from England (king of vanda there), that makes vandas grow where noone else can. I've always struggled with the vandas. For some reason the compact growers have taken pity on me and bloom some. But I could never be called the Queen of those. lol Thank You for the belly laugh!! I needed one this morning. And thank you for the compliment...maybe someday I will be good enough to be an Ugly Stepchild of the Queen of Vanda's.
    Well, OK, Cathy outranks everyone, but I have moved her up to Empress of the Vandas, so you can be Queen or Duchess or something. Just make sure your vandas think you're in charge. And if not, tell them you'll send them to me, where we have NO humidity to speak of. They should get the message and straighten out for you.

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    Ooooh! That's beautiful!
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    I've never seen this kind of Vanda before. Seriously, with my too-much imagination I see on each bloom a guy in dark purple robe, with royalty-like white collar around his neck, head tilting a bit forward and his hands on his lap, sitting on his yellow modern designed throne. Look at that second picture it's too obvious!
    ... Did anyone see this too??

    Anyway pretty flower you got there

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    Exactly my thoughts LOL !
    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    What a funny orchid bloom. It look like it is sticking its tongue out at me. haha... Quite the beautiful bloom though!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvensis View Post
    I've never seen this kind of Vanda before. Seriously, with my too-much imagination I see on each bloom a guy in dark purple robe, with royalty-like white collar around his neck, head tilting a bit forward and his hands on his lap, sitting on his yellow modern designed throne. Look at that second picture it's too obvious!
    ... Did anyone see this too??

    Anyway pretty flower you got there
    Once you pointed it out I could see it perfectly. Interesting because I feel that most vanda look like a little guy flying around with the petals as big wings....but then I spend way way too much time starting at pictures of orchids. lol

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    K, Connie you gots some 'splainin' to dju:....Honey?? Whhhyyyyy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    K, Connie you gots some 'splainin' to dju:....Honey?? Whhhyyyyy?
    Honey is a sugar that they can absorb. I put about a tablespoon per 1/2 gallon of water...sometimes a little more. If you have a sick orchid you can do a warm water soak with honey and a little rooting hormone and the plant usually will perk up much faster than normal. It's something I read online. It was recommended as a soak for vanda types after receiving them in the mail. I tried it and bloomed a big vanda that hadn't ever bloomed before. I just added some the other day to my foliar fertilizer spray mix. I have a few big vanda that don't want to bloom and thought it might kickstart them. And most think it attracts ants, but so far I haven't noticed that. Of course where I live we have ants, lots of ants so I don't think it matters much here, but at our old place it didn't attract them at all. Oh, one point, the less processed the honey the better. If you can buy some at a farmer's market it would be better.

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    Beautiful bloom! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Honey is a sugar that they can absorb. I put about a tablespoon per 1/2 gallon of water...sometimes a little more. If you have a sick orchid you can do a warm water soak with honey and a little rooting hormone and the plant usually will perk up much faster than normal. It's something I read online. It was recommended as a soak for vanda types after receiving them in the mail. I tried it and bloomed a big vanda that hadn't ever bloomed before. I just added some the other day to my foliar fertilizer spray mix. I have a few big vanda that don't want to bloom and thought it might kickstart them. And most think it attracts ants, but so far I haven't noticed that. Of course where I live we have ants, lots of ants so I don't think it matters much here, but at our old place it didn't attract them at all. Oh, one point, the less processed the honey the better. If you can buy some at a farmer's market it would be better.
    We leave and learn!! Thanks Connie

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    I call that an orchid of character . Reminds me of cristata or alpina - which I think has been moved to another genus Now ?

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