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Vandopsis growing conditions

This is a discussion on Vandopsis growing conditions within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi, I just got a Vandopsis parishii v. Mariottiana seedling and am looking for info ...

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    Hi, I just got a Vandopsis parishii v. Mariottiana seedling and am looking for info about care. So far I've found that it likes lots of sun and 'heavy, uniform watering'. Not sure if it's supposed to dry out between waterings or not. Also, I'm looking for any practical tips from anyone who has experience growing these. Thank you in advance.

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    Hi Angie you are almost right about culture information of this species, this plant actually very huge and need big space for the leaves and roots because of this reason i don't keep in my collection. I saw my friends have this species growing very well and come out beautiful flowers, very slow growing like vanda or rhycostylis gigantea. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Hi Angie you are almost right about culture information of this species, this plant actually very huge and need big space for the leaves and roots because of this reason i don't keep in my collection. I saw my friends have this species growing very well and come out beautiful flowers, very slow growing like vanda or rhycostylis gigantea. Good luck.
    Thank you! Well, if it gets so big it was probably not the best orchid to get for growing on my apartment windowsill and may have to go to a new home one day. Right now it is in a 5 cm pot and the biggest leaf is 4 cm. So tiny right now. Well, since it is a slow grower I guess it will be a few years until it is too big for me, so for now at least it can stay with me.

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    Angie, they are growing big but they are beautiful. You can still enjoy its blooms for years before it gets too big! I would keep it bare roots and water it every morning. You are right about the light.

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    Thank you, Margo, for the info and the encouragement.

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    When i went to a garden tour last may, i happen to see a huge vanda, its about 10-12ft
    high with big leaves more than a meter long, so i ask our guide on what kind of a vanda it
    is, and he said its a vandopsis. I've always wanted one since then but haven't been
    lucky to find one. Just give it full sun and lots of water, it'll do fine with you. Question
    is how long would it flower from seedling? im guessing 8-10yrs or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    When i went to a garden tour last may, i happen to see a huge vanda, its about 10-12ft
    high with big leaves more than a meter long, so i ask our guide on what kind of a vanda it
    is, and he said its a vandopsis. I've always wanted one since then but haven't been
    lucky to find one. Just give it full sun and lots of water, it'll do fine with you. Question
    is how long would it flower from seedling? im guessing 8-10yrs or more.
    I know with seedlings it is always a while before getting flowers, but hopefully that means it will still fit my apartment for 8-10 more years. When I got it they said I could put it in the window with the blind up, but they did not say it would get too big for my window.

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    hey maybe im wrong, maybe it can bloom in less than that time. I wish i could have one
    but i dont think i have the patience to wait for that long for it to bloom tho hehe.

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    Vandopsis parishii is the smallest growing species. You can expect to bloom at small as 6" Ls. Keep it above 18'C, warm and humid until it gets bigger. Once it reach b.S, around 7-8" LS, you need to give it dry winter rest to flowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderlen View Post
    Vandopsis parishii is the smallest growing species. You can expect to bloom at small as 6" Ls. Keep it above 18'C, warm and humid until it gets bigger. Once it reach b.S, around 7-8" LS, you need to give it dry winter rest to flowering.
    Thank you! That is both helpful and encouraging. I was thinking it would have to get much bigger than that. I'm very glad I was wrong.

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