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Do purple Vandas like it cooler/shadier?

This is a discussion on Do purple Vandas like it cooler/shadier? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; i am going to try the vase culture soon because i only have one ascocenda ...

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    i am going to try the vase culture soon because i only have one ascocenda in a pot and its doing well....my semi terete vanda,papilionanthe, arachnis and renanthera grow fine in full sun on a piece of wood so they need no care from me......but i find the vase culture interesting for small spaces like ur apartments

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    i've been looking at renanthera hybrids, as they can handle more sun, i have a sunny spot on the balcony that needs orchids that can take it, and now that i find 'renanthera imshootiana' can handle my winters (maybe) i have to give it a shot. they have been making some interesting hybrids with renanthera and vandas, and even neofinetias lately... i wonder how well imshootiana will impart its (supposed) himalayan cold tolerance? there is a cross with v. cristata that i simply must own! i saw a bloom that looked like a pale red v. paki!!!!! but people keep outbidding me! argh!

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    Not sure if this helps, but I was just checking out an Ascocenda that I'm interested in, and in the description the seller had written, "This orchid has the same characteristics as a vanda coerulea. It needs cool to intermediate temperatures."

    I was a tad confused...cool to intermediate?

    So, I guess there you go...there's at least one type of vanda that likes it cooler. Perhaps your "Pure's Wax" is the same way.

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    what asco did you get? coeruleas are able to handle lows into the 40's apparently. i got one this spring, so we'll see how it does, as well as some cheap seedling hybrids. all the purple hybrids have some coerulea probably, but i think they can also handle normal high temps too, like into the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    what asco did you get? coeruleas are able to handle lows into the 40's apparently. i got one this spring, so we'll see how it does, as well as some cheap seedling hybrids. all the purple hybrids have some coerulea probably, but i think they can also handle normal high temps too, like into the 90's.
    I was interested in an Asco Princess Mikasa. Unfortunately when I contacted the seller, they told me that particular plant was out of stock. Boo! I will probably drive myself nuts now looking all over for another one...once I decide I want a particular orchid, I can't rest until I find it! LOL

    But handling temps down into the 40's? That seems kind of crazy! But hey...that's great if the orchid is that cold-tolerant!

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    i got 2 asco princess mikasa blues this spring!! wanted it forever, and got 2 just in case... will pm you where i got mine, not sure if they still have any blue ones though, they do have pink and white still listed.

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