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New vanda in basket received today

This is a discussion on New vanda in basket received today within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The vanda sansai blue is not in bloom. Has roots that are 3 feet long ...

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    Default New vanda in basket received today

    The vanda sansai blue is not in bloom. Has roots that are 3 feet long or so. Can I plant it in soil? This way I can put in a south window. If can put in soil, what would be the best mix? I am concerned that my home is not humid enough for it, at least not right now.


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    not in soil, no, there are people on here that grow vandas indoors, I hope they respond to this, good luck

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    Most people that grow vanda indoors use charcoal to pot them in. Do not overpot. I would suggest finding a clay pot with very large holes/openings and only put a few inches of large grade charcoal as your potting medium. Place a tray underneath to catch water run off. If you have trouble maintaining high humidity, a humidifier sitting nearby will help. There is also a group that put vanda into glass vases. You water every other morning, allow the water to stand in the vase for 5-10 minutes then drain and replace plant in windowsill. I hear it works very well. But unless you have a large vase, perhaps the Ascocenda and smaller Vanda types would do best in vase culture. Hope this helps...

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