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This is a discussion on Advice on my first true vanda within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just purchased a Vanda" Patchara Delight' online and expect it to arrive soon. I ...
I just purchased a Vanda" Patchara Delight' online and expect it to arrive soon. I have grown other vanda alliance, such as Rhynchostylis gigantea and several others whose names don't immediately come to mind, on a southeast windowsill in winter and in the branches of a Mimosa tree in summer. do any of you own this hybrid, and if so, could you tell me if my setup would be ok for it's growth, and also the rate of its growth? hopefully by April at the latest I will have the 16'X50' greenhouse fully functional and so I can move some of my orchids to it. So, any advice would be appreciated, as from what I've seen the flowers on this hybrid are enormous and strikingly blue. thanks in advance.
Ooo! I can't tell you anything helpful, but I am going to follow the thread so I can learn. I'm preparing to try my first vanda soon, too, perhaps patches delight.
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I will require warmth and lots of humidity. I will PM you a link on month to month care of vandas.
It will require warmth and lots of humidity. I will PM you a link on month to month care of vandas.
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Hi Danny based on my observation a part from Cathy description it also love so much light to induce flowering and love regular fertilizer twice or 3 times a week.
I have a Pachara Delight. It's a very popular vanda here in south Florida right now. It has a wonderful deep bluish purple color. Although many vandas only bloom once a year Pachara Delight blooms two or three times a year like an ascocenda. If you're getting a small plant it will grow slowly for a while as it aclimates but once it develops enough roots and matures somewhat it should be a strong growing vanda. Give it the same care as any other vanda. Good luck.
All the photos I've seen of it show it more deep blue with only a hint of purple, not the other way around. Regardless, the plant should arrive tomorrow and, according to the grower, the plants they sell have about 1-2' roots and are about six inches tall. so I'm hoping once it gets established it should bloom later this year or next year. Also, I finally got a new camera so I can now post photos of my orchids!
Danny, Check your PM
Thanks, that article is really helpful! if I have any more questions when it arrives (should be tomorrow) I'll be able to post pics and be more specific with my questions, but that guide is a great info source.