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Vanda Gordon Virat Blue and a few other vandas in bloom

This is a discussion on Vanda Gordon Virat Blue and a few other vandas in bloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Great looking vandas! love all the colors together very nice growing....

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    Great looking vandas! love all the colors together very nice growing.

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    Are they on pieces of wood ? And if so, are there any roots clinging to the wood ?
    I have good results for many orchids this way, but not vandas, they seem to do just as well completely bare root, but are then difficult to hang up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Are they on pieces of wood ? And if so, are there any roots clinging to the wood ?
    I have good results for many orchids this way, but not vandas, they seem to do just as well completely bare root, but are then difficult to hang up .
    Hi Geoff, I actually use tree fern slabs. I find it very effective because it's like you're mimicking their natural environment. Vandas love clinging on to tree trunks and getting nutrients from decaying things on the wood's surface. Also, i think it's also good that the the slabs retain water and moisture for a longer time (especially the fertilizer). when i bought them, their just in their baskets and i started cutting the baskets plastic wall strips just so the roots could easily get out. After that, i attached the fern slabs around and put also some coconut husks inside for longer retention. it's not bad if you give it a try..

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    Beautiful!

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