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    Hi to all Experts and Fellow Enthusiasts:

    I still have a problem distinguishing between SUN and SHADE vandas and I have been told that each needs to be treated differently.

    Thanks to Amey and Margo for helping to sort out the conflicting advice on potting medium.

    I am asking for help to identify which of the following are SHADE Vandas:

    V. JVB X Ascda. Madame Kenny
    V. Merv. L. velthuis v. Thailand Beauty
    V. Masao X Tokyo Blue
    V. Arnoon Blue
    Mkra. Thailand Sunspot
    Ascda. Crownfox Golden Dawn

    Thanks a million for any advice you can send.
    Dail

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    oh this is an interesting question.. I've always thought all Vandas wanted lots of sun.. or at least a lot of bight light... hopefully some of our Vanda experts will chime in.

    cheers
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    dail
    Vandas in general are sun loving. Depending on their leaves they can be in Full Sun,
    or just bright light and direct morning sun.
    Full Sun vandas are those with Teret and Semi-Terete leaves (Masao and JVB comes to mind), whiles those with Strap
    leaves are bright lights (Vanda Sanderiana and the Roberts Delight comes to mind).

    Im not too familiar with the Vandas you've listed I have a JVB, Velthius and Masao they
    are exposed to full sun the whole day. Mokara can handle full sun too but better put
    it in a place where it can get filtered sun, same goes for the ascocenda.

    Of course you don't have to expose them right away, you have to acclimatize them first
    before placing in full sun otherwise you risk burning the leaves. And yes, they love plenty of water. lots and lots and lots of it, that is assuming they're in a basket barerooted.

    this works for me, hopefully it'll work for you too.

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    Hi Randy:

    Thanks for your response. There are some which I know as Sun Vandas which are planted in the ground and which are in full (FULL) sun. Sometimes I see them in barks or orchid mixes but the plants are grown in full sun. I make sure to take a photograph when next I see them.

    Regards,
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