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This is a discussion on New Additions within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by padams2359 I see your Vanda does not have a bloom either. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by padams2359 View Post
    I see your Vanda does not have a bloom either. I bought 2 of them as bag babies last year. One of them died, and the other is doing well, after I removed it from bright sun light. It has not spiked, but I keep looking and doing some bloom boost about once a month.
    There are 4 sets of leaves and looks like another set is beginning to grow. I have mine Vanda hanging in the window and when I open the window there is a breeze blowing. I'm not expecting any spikes to form until next year. I like your term of "Bag Baby"

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    Last night my wife brought home another Orchid. We don't know what it is. Can someone help us out? I bought a new Nikon D40 camera for my son's 16 birthday so I make him take the pictures. Not to bad for a beginner.
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    I would guess Miltoniopsis Pearl Ono "Iliwai" , but don't take my word for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    I would guess Miltoniopsis Pearl Ono "Iliwai" , but don't take my word for it!
    I think you're right. I looked up Miltoniopsis Pearl Ono "Iliwai" on the web and it sure looks like my orchid. You're good. Thanks

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    Nice looking plants, Jeff! The Col. is really striking and the phal is sweet. I love vandas too and have several. Did yours come with the sphag in the basket? I grow mine with nothing in the basket, with the exception of one that only has two small roots. That one I draped a small amount of sphag on the roots only.
    Good luck with your orchids! And congrats on your SO buying you and orchid - sounds like she's on the right path!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Nice looking plants, Jeff! The Col. is really striking and the phal is sweet. I love vandas too and have several. Did yours come with the sphag in the basket? I grow mine with nothing in the basket, with the exception of one that only has two small roots. That one I draped a small amount of sphag on the roots only.
    Good luck with your orchids! And congrats on your SO buying you and orchid - sounds like she's on the right path!

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    Thanks Tami, yes, my vanda came with sphag in the basket. Do you think I should remove it? Roots are not too long.

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    Jeff, I'm by no means an expert on vandas. If yours seems like a young plant with few small roots, then it was probably potted in sphag for extra moisture while it develops roots. The sphag is probably very loose (good); vandas seem to like lots of air to their roots. Watch for fungus and don't keep the sphag too wet. Hopefully someone more experienced than me will chime in and comment. Bruce? Kfir? Gin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23 View Post
    Thanks Tami, yes, my vanda came with sphag in the basket. Do you think I should remove it? Roots are not too long.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Jeff, I'm by no means an expert on vandas. If yours seems like a young plant with few small roots, then it was probably potted in sphag for extra moisture while it develops roots. The sphag is probably very loose (good); vandas seem to like lots of air to their roots. Watch for fungus and don't keep the sphag too wet. Hopefully someone more experienced than me will chime in and comment. Bruce? Kfir? Gin?
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    Sorry, I just saw this post, Jeff.

    If the roots are still small, keep the sphag (loose) to help them get plenty of water. As they develop and grow longer, you probably will not want the spagh any longer. I grow my vandas in lava rock in wooden baskets. I just have to soak them really well twice a week in the GH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Sorry, I just saw this post, Jeff.

    If the roots are still small, keep the sphag (loose) to help them get plenty of water. As they develop and grow longer, you probably will not want the spagh any longer. I grow my vandas in lava rock in wooden baskets. I just have to soak them really well twice a week in the GH.

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    Thanks Bruce,
    I'll leave the sphag and make sure the roots stay moist. As for the greenhouse, I'm planning to build one sometime this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23 View Post
    Thanks Bruce,
    I'll leave the sphag and make sure the roots stay moist. As for the greenhouse, I'm planning to build one sometime this year.
    Good for you. It will really change the way you grow your orchids. Keep us posted!!

    Cheers,
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