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Vanda Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC AOS

This is a discussion on Vanda Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thanks everyone for looking in and for your nice comments....

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    Thanks everyone for looking in and for your nice comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Thanks for liking the vanda. I'm sure any advice from me re growing of your orchids would not be of much help as our climates and growing conditions are very different. I grow all my orchids outside 24/7 under 70% shade cloth (used to be 50% but switched to 70% when 50% was inadequate). Here the day temperature is always close to 100F and nights are in the mid to high 80s; rainfall is over 100 inches a year, with 3 dry months from Dec to Feb, and humidity from 80 - 100%. I think that late spring to summer in your place is the only time that you could take your orchids outdoors. Friends in your local OS would be the best people to give you the right advice. Any way congratulations for being able to grow and bloom vandas in New York.
    Thanks for this information, Uncle Yew-sung! Having just started growing Vandas and reading all the usual advice to grow them in full sun, I've also discovered that with the very intense summers here in HK, this is not advisable. In fact, I just put down my heavy bamboo blinds to shield them from the strong sun and they are much happier now! Do you think I will need to bring them indoors during the winter time here?

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    light and humidity are very important for vanda and higher the better. I have seen a Vanda tessellata growing on open and surviving@43-44 degrees C. once it gets used to high light they should be alright. don't think it is required to bring them indoors unless and unless humidity is going to be less than 50% outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeyore View Post
    Thanks for this information, Uncle Yew-sung! Having just started growing Vandas and reading all the usual advice to grow them in full sun, I've also discovered that with the very intense summers here in HK, this is not advisable. In fact, I just put down my heavy bamboo blinds to shield them from the strong sun and they are much happier now! Do you think I will need to bring them indoors during the winter time here?
    With all the taxonomic changes in the vandaceous family it is very difficult to generalise. I know a lot of people advise us to grow vandas in full sun but what types of vanda in this big and varied family ? A very general rule is to grow strap-leaved Vandas, Renanthera, Rhyncostylis, Aerides, Ascocentrum (now a Vanda), Neofinetia (also a Vanda now) and their hybrids, under shade (my personal preference for the Malaysian climate is 70% shade). Generally speaking the broader the leaf (strap like) the less they are tolerant of full sun. However if the Vanda has been crossed with the strap-leaved Arachnis e.g. Aranda, they enjoy growing in full sun - ditto the Vanda x Papilionanthe (used to be called terete-leaved Vanda) as in Papilionanda Miss Joaquim (Singapore's national flower). As to whether you bring them indoors in HK, I'm sorry I can't answer that. But unless there is a prolonged period of temps under 10C they should be OK. Strap-leaved vandas do OK in the Cameron Highlands though other vandas survive but don't bloom as frequently as they do in the lowlands.

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