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This is a discussion on Rhynchostylis and watering within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm sorry Naoki. I know how it feels. I have lost more than a few ...
I'm sorry Naoki. I know how it feels. I have lost more than a few Vandaeous types over the last five years and it hurts, but I get the feeling we are not alone and that if you have done the best you knew how, that its part of our hobby. This makes it a little easier to take. AL
Ours is potted instead of mounted, but it is potted in lava rock. It grows better for us in this dryer condition. The roots grow slowly and get very thick and long. At least that is how our Rhynchostylis gigantea 'spots' grows.
Satish, Cristata likes it cooler than most vandas. All thought they are now calling it Trudelia.
I still think you should be able to grow vandas. If Naoki can grow them in a garage I'm sure you will succeed. I would pull the hybrids and species out of the pots (potted plants are easy to over-water) Keep them watered several times a day. And really make sure the roots are saturated. If they ever become dehydrated it takes forever to get them to soak up water again.
BTW, sorry Naoki on your loss. Also, I did not intend to hijack your thread. I think you should buy couple more orchids to make your self feel better now