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A bit of a Vanda predicament

This is a discussion on A bit of a Vanda predicament within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 Ah, I gotcha. Well, I have a large box fan blowing ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    Ah, I gotcha. Well, I have a large box fan blowing at all times. My intentions were to actually remove the burlap once the plants were acclimated to being outside (which they have been for about a month and a half now) but I know that when I first put them out there with no shade they all burned at least somewhere. I've got my Vanda, Mokara, 3 Catts. and a Dendrobium (hard cane) out there. I'm just scared to remove the burlap now...I'm not sure. Agh!
    Sorry to hear that they burned. There are two basic principles to consider with protecting any orchid from burning.

    1. Increase light gradually over a few days, up to a week or so. The more gradual the better.
    2. The species or hybrid's maximum light tolerance.

    For example, cane stem Epidendrums and terete Vandas can take full sun, all day long. So you could say that grown outside, there is no limit to how much light they can take. But even these types would need to be moved gradually into full sun if they were previously growing in shade. A Phal hybrid from the garden center, for example, would also need to be gradually acclimated to higher light levels. But there is a limit to how much light it can take. Since you said you are growing vandaceous, Catts and a Dendrobium, you have a mix of some of the highest light tolerant orchids without being full sun lovers. So 3pm full sun might just be on the razor's edge between burning this type or not. You might try pulling the burlap up a half inch or so every day (not rolling it up, but pulling from the top), and watch those bottom leaves like a hawk to see how they cope. If you are home at the time the sun starts shining through you can go out there and check the temperature of the leaves by touching them every few minutes for that first hour or so of direct light. I think this would be a pretty safe way to try it. But because you have the best "feel" for your plants and growing area, definitely take my 2 cents with a grain of salt and go with your GUT.

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    My only concern is how hot it gets here in Texas. Pretty soon it's going to be in the 100-110 range every day until September, if last year was anything to go by. I'm not sure how hot it gets in FL, but I'm afraid to not protect them at least a little with that kind of heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    My only concern is how hot it gets here in Texas. Pretty soon it's going to be in the 100-110 range every day until September, if last year was anything to go by. I'm not sure how hot it gets in FL, but I'm afraid to not protect them at least a little with that kind of heat.
    Again, you gotta go with your gut! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    Again, you gotta go with your gut! Good luck!
    By the way, what is the Phal. that's in your avatar? I've never seen an orange one like that...it's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    By the way, what is the Phal. that's in your avatar? I've never seen an orange one like that...it's beautiful.
    It is Asconopsis Irene Dobkin. It is registered as Phal Doris x Ascocentrum miniatum, but many crosses registered with miniatum as a parent are actually using Ascocentrum garayi, a similar but in my opinion superior bloom. Most plants labeled as Asctm miniatum are actually garayi, but I have noticed some people labeling their garayi properly. On the other hand, I have never seen a plant labeled miniatum that is actually miniatum. Ok I digress... this is one of my few soap boxes.

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    Ahh...I want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    Ahh...I want!
    If you get one, know that they like the low side of Vanda light, and mine tend to like to stay moist for more than a few days, but with lots of air to the roots. Mine are in chc and charcoal in a shallow wooden basket and one in a net pot. So in the heat of the summer I water daily (doesn't dry out), and then I will skip a day once a week or so and let it dry a bit. In the winter and spring it's more like doing the tango with the unpredictable rain and temperature. OT user Cattan has great success growing his in charcoal chunks, and I believe he mists his thrice daily. If I could mist mine that often I would grow mine in charcoal as well...

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    sand tiger leave d vanda alone please lol u do not have to ever repot or even put it in a bigger pot.......it will get tallll as ever and den u cud cut it and do as u please....ofc it will have keikis too....cant fight nature d roots cant be controlled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gage View Post
    If you get one, know that they like the low side of Vanda light, and mine tend to like to stay moist for more than a few days, but with lots of air to the roots. Mine are in chc and charcoal in a shallow wooden basket and one in a net pot. So in the heat of the summer I water daily (doesn't dry out), and then I will skip a day once a week or so and let it dry a bit. In the winter and spring it's more like doing the tango with the unpredictable rain and temperature. OT user Cattan has great success growing his in charcoal chunks, and I believe he mists his thrice daily. If I could mist mine that often I would grow mine in charcoal as well...
    Eh...nevermind. It's gorgeous but shit, I'm not going through Vanda crap for what's essentially a pretty Phal. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    I saw this somewhere...soak your vanda and then open a small umbrella and hook the handle to the side of the basket it will catch drips and runoff.

    The vanda looks good.
    Very creative idea!

    When you are ready to repot - don't try to take it out of that clay pot. Soak the pot and then wrap it up in a towel and take a hammer and smash it. Leave the parts that are attached to the roots, but remove all the loose parts. Put this vanda into a basket with some lava rock and you are good to go.

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