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Vandas for intermediate window culture?

This is a discussion on Vandas for intermediate window culture? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi folks, Are there any vandas (fragrant species preferred) that can tolerate or even thrive ...

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    Hi folks,
    Are there any vandas (fragrant species preferred) that can tolerate or even thrive in a very sunny window with mid-intermediate conditions? Thanks!

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    Hi Julie you can go with Vanda: cristata, alpina pumila, tessellata,denisoniana, stangeana and wighitii. Most of this vandas they come from warm to intermediate and very fragrant.Good luck.Zain

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    Hey Zain,
    Thanks for the list. Some of these look fabulous! Just what I was looking for. :-) Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Hi Julie you can go with Vanda: cristata, alpina pumila, tessellata,denisoniana, stangeana and wighitii. Most of this vandas they come from warm to intermediate and very fragrant.Good luck.Zain
    Thanks for the recommendations, Zain! I am sure others will find this helpful as well.

    And Julie, the Vanda tessellata with its blue lip is outstanding!! Hope it is at the top of your list.

    Cheers,
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    Would V. suavis be part of the 'intermediate window culture' as well? If so (or even if not), this is one of my favorites of the Vanda species.

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    If you or not looking for only species then you can look at hybrids with Neofinetia. The N. parent will induce a smaller plant form with temperature tolerance, whereas the V. parent will induce beautiful colours. I think these hybrids will be good for windowsill culture in intermediate conditions. And now a days there are so many of these hybrids, not only with vandas but with other vandaeceous like Rhyncostylis, vascostylis, ascocentrums etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmerk View Post
    Would V. suavis be part of the 'intermediate window culture' as well? If so (or even if not), this is one of my favorites of the Vanda species.
    Hi Jmerk, Vanda suavis is not suitable, this guy require high light and warm temperature to induce flowering, the other thing the plant itself is huge may reach more than one meter.Maybe you can try sometimes if you are lucky it will blooms Zain

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    Try also V. coerulescens, testeacia, lilacina ....all from high elevation and very small compact plant and beautiful colorful flowers. V. coerulea and jarvierae are also high land plant ones of the smaller manageble growing specie.

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    I have been growing my V. suavis now for 6 years in intermediate temperatures in a window during the months of October until mid June here is Vancouver. It does bloom for me once during that time (But not as good as in the summer). It blooms and grows quite well on my west patio from mid June onwards, but takes a bit of acclimation to the increased light levels. During the summer I get about 4 spikes with about 10 flowers on each and they smell amazing. The drawback is that my plant is now just over a meter and takes up lots of space, but I can't let it go!
    I'm sure that the plant would do better warmer and brighter during the winter.
    Another great option is V. coerulea mine is in flower right now and loves does not mind to be cool during the winter months.
    If anyone knows where I can get a V. jarvierae here in canada please PM me.
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