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Vanda Question

This is a discussion on Vanda Question within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I couldn't believe my luck today. I went shopping at a local discount store and ...

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    Default Vanda Question

    I couldn't believe my luck today. I went shopping at a local discount store and I just happened on a new shipment of orchids. They all were in excellant shape, many with buds and no flowers yet. Well, I was looking through them (drooling as I went) and I happened upon this beauty. Now I am pretty sure it is a ascocenda and not a vanda as it is not even a foot tall and the blooms are small. My question is when it quits blooming can I put it in a basket? I can provide very bright sunlight all winter long except on cloudy days. I can also give it good warmth and if need be I can water it every day and mist it daily too to keep up the humidity. If I put it in a basket do I put any medium around it?

    The next picture is of another beauty that I got. This Dend. has the deepest purple red. I sure wish I new the names of these, they are so pretty. I bought three in all, the other one is a Mtdm.

    Julie in Iowa
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    Default I guess it depends on whether you can provide adequate humidity.

    In the Philippines and neighboring Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia we can grow them bareroot.

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    Some of our experts might be able to assist on the growing requirements better...

    however, I believe your Dendrobium is Black Dog 'Lakeview'


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    Thank you very much Tim for giving me that name. I'm always happier if I can give a plant a name.

    Julie in Iowa

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    I love the color of the Dend, Julie!


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