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This is a discussion on Vanda barnesii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Arne Yes, I haven't heard of anyone here that has it. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Yes, I haven't heard of anyone here that has it. I got the plant in 2016 from Carson Barnes, the guy who discovered this species.
    Would you be able to divide the plant or is it too risky? I've also often wondered whether or not two Vanda's could be grown in the same pot/basket or whatever. I know that the roots would become tangled beyond any hope of undoing them, but?? I have two same sized healthy juvenile seedlings of about 4 inches high & 3 inch roots and wonder if I should experiment with them of leave them alone.

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    Normally you can cut the top off a well-established tall Vanda. You can also separate a keiki, if you are lucky to have a plant that produced one or more keikis. This is a very young plant with its very first flowering so it will take several years before I can think of any vegetative propagation of this one.

    I would never put two Vanda plants in the same container.

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    [QUOTE=Arne;464587]Normally you can cut the top off a well-established tall Vanda. You can also separate a keiki, if you are lucky to have a plant that produced one or more keikis. This is a very young plant with its very first flowering so it will take several years before I can think of any vegetative propagation of this one.

    I would never put two Vanda plants in the same container.[/QUOTE]


    Is that because of possible contamination from one plant to the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Normally you can cut the top off a well-established tall Vanda. You can also separate a keiki, if you are lucky to have a plant that produced one or more keikis. This is a very young plant with its very first flowering so it will take several years before I can think of any vegetative propagation of this one.

    I would never put two Vanda plants in the same container.[/QUOTE]


    Is that because of possible contamination from one plant to the other?
    There are several reasons. Personally I don't see any benefit from having two plants in one container. Two plants of the same clone put together would be the opposite of vegetative propagation. Different plants together would only cause a mess, including entangled roots, general contamination etc. But that is my opinion only and I don't see why you couldn't experiment with what you have. Do what you like.

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    Nice V. barnesii!

    I have 3, also from Mr. Carson Barnes. Not sure what you mean by compact, though, my largest one is about 2 ft, and still growing. Some folks I know thought it was a phal until they clearly saw the vanda growth pattern of the plant.

    Think I'll post some pics.

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