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This is a discussion on vanda within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ok, remember that vanda that I had bought from "you know who.?" well, I finally ...

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    Ok, remember that vanda that I had bought from "you know who.?" well, I finally got time to cut off the flowers. What ever it is has spread to all of the blooms. What kind of pesticide do I use on it. I have neem oil here and I have used that one it twice now. Anyways, should I try and get the flower spike to root itself? Or should I just put it in water and let it die?

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    Jennifer, you probably don't need to use any kind of pesticide on it. If you cut the spike off and you think the flowers are still pretty enough to look at, sure, put the spike in water, away from any plants.

    To my knowledge, Vanda spikes won't root.

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    Hi PB!

    I am not 100% sure, but I don't think you will get the flower spike to put out any roots once it is cut off of the main plant. Someone who grows Vandas will have to chime in and say for certain though.

    If the flowers are not completely gone, stick it in a vase to enjoy. But keep it away from any of your other plants. I am not sure what pest you had.

    Sorry I was not more help.

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    guess I should have just said "ditto". LJA got to your post before I had a chance. LOL

    Cheers!
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