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Tubular Vandas

This is a discussion on Tubular Vandas within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have seen some people get amazing results growing vandas in cylinders, they usually were ...

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    I have seen some people get amazing results growing vandas in cylinders, they usually were not in the little plastic baskets though, nice choice good luck

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    I have wondered if I should leave the basket on the roots or remove it. Any thoughts?

    This grocery has maybe 200 orchids on sale. They even had a couple of paphs along with cymbidium, phals, mini-phals, oncidium types and the Vandas.

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    Nice buy... The roots look good, moist!

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    Vase culture of Vandas is quite interesting one to grow vanda's and I suppose,you can leave the roots as is and just fill the vase once in 2-3 days and leave it as is for 15 minutes and empty it and the roots grow crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    I have wondered if I should leave the basket on the roots or remove it. Any thoughts?

    This grocery has maybe 200 orchids on sale. They even had a couple of paphs along with cymbidium, phals, mini-phals, oncidium types and the Vandas.

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    Harvey, are you going to keep them in glass vase?
    I bought mine in September (promotion present ) and so i took them out of vases. That time someone else mentioned in their post vandas in glass vase so i asked question how do they care for them but got no response. Anyway in few days one of glass vase got broken... I picked it up in wrong place...
    Mine had little baskets too, I decided to put them in bigger 6" ones, the roots were all around old baskets so i had to cut the basket on small pieces to free the roots.


    Ksriramkumar, if vandas in plastic basket with no media how often one have to water them? Currently i water every morning by soaking roots for 15-20 min. They do grow more roots since i bought them but leaves are on same stage. Maybe its not season for leave growth?

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    Yes, intend to keep it in the plastic vase. At least mine is plastic. I plan on letting it grow and grow and grow right in the cylinder and as it exceeds the height of the vase, I let it grow some more. I think for Colorado, it is a necessary thing (leaving it in the tube) to keep some moisture around the Vanda's roots.

    Only the roots touch the bottom of the tube since the basket right now helps support the plant.

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    I believe it is Vanda Pachara Delight.

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    How cool. I'd buy those and I don't normally buy orchids from a supermarket type store. Great choice -go get the red one too!!

    cheers,
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    I did.

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    watering frequency would depend on the humidity. In our climate, I water them almost daily and summer I try to water them more than once. Most Vanda's don't like winters below 15 degrees and go into a state of shock and won't grow new roots or leaves till the temperature becomes suitable.

    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    Harvey, are you going to keep them in glass vase?
    I bought mine in September (promotion present ) and so i took them out of vases. That time someone else mentioned in their post vandas in glass vase so i asked question how do they care for them but got no response. Anyway in few days one of glass vase got broken... I picked it up in wrong place...
    Mine had little baskets too, I decided to put them in bigger 6" ones, the roots were all around old baskets so i had to cut the basket on small pieces to free the roots.


    Ksriramkumar, if vandas in plastic basket with no media how often one have to water them? Currently i water every morning by soaking roots for 15-20 min. They do grow more roots since i bought them but leaves are on same stage. Maybe its not season for leave growth?

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