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Mokara spotted yellow

This is a discussion on Mokara spotted yellow within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This one gets full afternoon sun unlike my Vandas. For some reason it seems the ...

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    Default Mokara spotted yellow

    This one gets full afternoon sun unlike my Vandas. For some reason it seems the Vandas do not do as well under full sun. It may be that I am too protective of them, I havn't acclimated them to it, or they truly do not like it. This one just bloomed 3 months ago and it bloomed again. I might have to bite the bullet and give my Vanda's more sun because many are not blooming, at least yet.Name:  mokara - 1.jpg
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    Very nice flower! I was advised by the grower of my only Vanda to shade it from direct sun.

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    They grow in very highlight and can be acclimatized to take full sun. Their best potential is when they get full sun.

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    A vanda is not a vanda is not a vanda...

    In other words, not all vandas need the same growing conditions. Looking into their background species and you can get a better idea of the needs of each plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    A vanda is not a vanda is not a vanda...

    In other words, not all vandas need the same growing conditions. Looking into their background species and you can get a better idea of the needs of each plant.


    This is the best growing advice possible for any orchid, any plant really. Just substitute the genus or alliance in question for Vanda, and do some research. Knowledge is power.

    Nice Aranda, BTW. Somehow they always look happy to me.

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    Nicely done, love the color

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post


    This is the best growing advice possible for any orchid, any plant really. Just substitute the genus or alliance in question for Vanda, and do some research. Knowledge is power.

    Nice Aranda, BTW. Somehow they always look happy to me.
    Agree with you and Sriram. Here in S E Asia particularly Malaysia and Singapore, which pioneered the early hybridisation of sun-loving Aranda and 'Mokara' for the cut flower trade; Arachnis, Aranda, semi and quarter-terete vandas are grown in full sun. Arachnis and Papilionanthe are bred with the shade loving strap-leaved vandas to produce sun-tolerant hybrids. What a pity that Ascocentrum has been lumped together with Vanda and Mokara is now another Aranda. I still remember the excitement when the first 'Mokara' was registered by B P Mok and it marked the beginning of a line of breeding that produced smaller and earlier flowering Aranda type hybrids with brighter colours and ultimately to the sun-tolerant 'Kagawaara' with their bright red/orange blooms.Alas with the demise of 'Ascocentrum' , Mokara and Kagawaara (and Ascocenda) are no more. It is very hard for us old-timers to adapt to the changes and I still sometimes use the old names ( much to the chagrin of Kirk and others, for which I humbly apologise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    A vanda is not a vanda is not a vanda...

    In other words, not all vandas need the same growing conditions. Looking into their background species and you can get a better idea of the needs of each plant.
    I agree. I used to think that all Vandas could be grown with direct full sunlight until I sunburned my Vanda (syn. Ascocenda).

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Alas with the demise of 'Ascocentrum' , Mokara and Kagawaara (and Ascocenda) are no more. It is very hard for us old-timers to adapt to the changes and I still sometimes use the old names ( much to the chagrin of Kirk and others, for which I humbly apologise).
    There is certainly no need to apologize to me. It will never be wrong to call this Mokara. That was the original registration, and print and internet references to Mokara will be around for a very long time. I mention Aranda because now and going forward that may be what a new grower needs to know to find the plant and information about it, and such a hybrid registered now would not be called Mokara.

    I think RHS has always been flawed in its handling of orchid scientific classification relative to hybrid registration. For a century they were far too slow in adapting to changes, then they switched to an opposite extreme. And all along they should have been more concerned about horticultural distinctions than scientific matters. Man made hybrids are horticulture, not botany. The Ascocentrum hybrids are a distinct horticultural class, Neos too, and there should be a way to maintain that distinction and recognize the scientific classification at the same time.

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