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Vanda Pakchong Blue - times two

This is a discussion on Vanda Pakchong Blue - times two within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Harvey: No fragrance on this one, sorry to say. gchen: I'm glad you like the ...

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    Harvey: No fragrance on this one, sorry to say.

    gchen: I'm glad you like the technique. At least for me, this works well.

    For those that grow Vandas, and Rynchostylis, I have a question. If I were trying to re-establish a plant, converting it from a traditional growing method to this type of vase culture, do you think it would be harmful to trim the roots, if needed, so that they fit the container?

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    beautiful growing, vandas can be challenging , my hats off to anyone who grows vase culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    They are cool but I (perhaps fortunately) live in too small a space for a full sized vanda and in too dry of an environment. During the summer I was able to maintain 40% humidity in the house pretty well. Now in the winter, I am between 10 and 15% humidity most of the time.

    I have a couple of vandaceous family orchids but only one with vanda in its name. A mini, I got from Ray. Vanda Menehune Charm, which lives in my brightest orchidarium. May not be bright enough. Maybe the mini vanda will get to go outside this coming summer. I will evaluate how I think it is doing at the time. If it looks happy, outside she goes!
    Harvey, do try slowly acclimating your Vandaceous plants to growing outdoors in the summer. I know the summer is shorter there, but the higher light might be just what you need.

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    Catt I, really interested in this type of culture. I'm afraid to move my new Vanda outside because I'm giving up control over the growing conditions. We usually have at least 88% humidity outside in the summer and temps in the 90's. Which I know the Vanda would love. I have it in the brightest location I have facing northwest in our sunroom hanging on my plant stand with temps in the upper 70's and 80's and humidity of 30 to 75%. I have been spraying it twice a day and soaking it as well every other day. I'm only really worried about it having enough humidity and maybe light to bloom in a few years.
    How do you avoid fungus on the roots.?

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    The drainage through the "vase" and air flow seem to be enough to prevent root problems. Mine are growing outdoors again in nearly full sun.

    In Georgia, we are always hot & humid here.
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