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World's smallest Vanda coerulea?

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    Default World's smallest Vanda coerulea?

    I have just received my first ever blooming sized Vanda and I was shocked by the size of it. It is so small but I am grateful for that. Before it arrived I had visions of it in years to come looking like the specimen plant that Bruce showed us last year!! I think it is great and the flowers are a dark blue and they are the same size as a normal one so maybe if and when I get it in to flower you'll be able to see for yourselves.



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    Oh no, was that sold as blooming size? Well, maybe this one blooms very small. The good news is that it looks really healthy.

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    Is that a compost tea that it's soaking in? It certainly looks like a nice plant and set-up.

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    I deflasked five Vanda coerulea in 2009 and one of them flowered this year. The flowers was only about 3 cm. when they firts opened, but streched out to about 5 cm. when they where fully opened. I think my plant have about the same number of leaves as yours, but i grow it under a lot of light, so it is taller than yours.

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    LOL Bruce I know that it is small but size isn't everything is it? I have been reliably informed that this is a new hybrid that will flower normally and that it is definitely blooming size. Apparently the blooms are the normal size too. We shall have to see. The seller is a reputed so I don't feel that I have been ripped off.

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    No Bumpman it is not a compost tea but just a weak solution of seaweed extract. I got it yesterday after it had been en route for a whole week so I figured it might appreciate it.

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    Very healthy plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanda View Post
    I deflasked five Vanda coerulea in 2009 and one of them flowered this year. The flowers was only about 3 cm. when they firts opened, but streched out to about 5 cm. when they where fully opened. I think my plant have about the same number of leaves as yours, but i grow it under a lot of light, so it is taller than yours.

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    I love your little vanda Vanda. I hope that mine gets to flower too. I am growing it in the windowsill and this method has proved very popular for European growers of Vanda. I only just received it so I don't know how it has been grown in the nursery but I hope that the London weather doesn't prove too much of challenge for it!

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    If it means anything good to you Susie i grow 2.5 vandas on an east south east large window with sun from dawn till 2pm approx. Some leaf points literally touch the glass (now) and roots dangle naked close to a small water feature. Spray x1 -sometimes x2 per day when I can be arsed. Has a very weak dose of tomorite alternate spray and water soluble nitrogen/calcium when grow area as a whole has a general soaking foliar method as with all. Both spike 2 - 3 times a year with numerous blooms on each inflorescence and bloom at a young age. The 0.5 vanda is currently pressing charges against me for attempted murder (crown rot).

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    Quote Originally Posted by opaline View Post
    If it means anything good to you Susie i grow 2.5 vandas on an east south east large window with sun from dawn till 2pm approx. Some leaf points literally touch the glass (now) and roots dangle naked close to a small water feature. Spray x1 -sometimes x2 per day when I can be arsed. Has a very weak dose of tomorite alternate spray and water soluble nitrogen/calcium when grow area as a whole has a general soaking foliar method as with all. Both spike 2 - 3 times a year with numerous blooms on each inflorescence and bloom at a young age. The 0.5 vanda is currently pressing charges against me for attempted murder (crown rot).
    Yes Matt that means a lot to me! Wow, what an encouraging post! I would feel blessed to have this one spike for me once a year let alone twice or three -!!!- times!! I also have mine on a south east facing windowsill and when the sun is out it is out from dawn to about two or three ish. So, you have given me great hope. As for your poor Vanda -or half a Vanda- have you tried the brown listerine? -(mouth wash). I bought some today as I have heard that it is excellent for crown rot and mould issues. I shall keep my fingers crossed for you on that one Matt.

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