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Blue Vanda Question

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    Default Blue Vanda Question

    Can anyone tell me if this vanda is to young to flower? I got it in OCtober at a Hawaii Orchid show. Name:  VandaBlue.jpg
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    It should flower in this or the next season. Looks big enough and healthy, but it all depends on the genetics. What the parents of this vanda are will influence a lot.

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    I agree with Amey you need to wait just a matter of time it will bloom.Vanda coerulea in the wild will bloom when the stem more than13 cm.Give more light eventually it's will reward you, be patient.Zain

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    I agree with Amey you need to wait just a matter of time it will bloom.Vanda coerulea in the wild will bloom when the stem more than13 cm.Give more light eventually it's will reward you, be patient.Zain
    I think more light and patience are both needed. It appears large enough to bloom. I bet you will see blooms in the next year.

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    I'd like to se the roots. Spanish moss is ornamental , but does it help the orchid ?
    I remember the first time I showed a plant on the members display table of my first orchid society, and I was so proud of all the ferns and things growing on the surface - so natural I thought ; and the experienced grower - dead these past very many years I expect - said, "young man, you have to decide - are you growing ferns ? if so , throw out this orchid ; or are you growing orchids ? If so, throw out the ferns - you can't do well with both in one pot."

    Advice I usually follow.

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    Thank you everyone for the response to my questions. Here is a close up of the vanda's roots. I believe that they are really happy. I will take out the spanish moss (or as we call it in Hawaii Pele's Hair). So what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I think more light and patience are both needed. It appears large enough to bloom. I bet you will see blooms in the next year.

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    How much more light? It get about 5 hours of afternoon sun. Should I just put it in direct sunlight all day? I could move it to a spot where it would get no morning or afternoon light and just direct sun during the mid day. I had alot of dendrobiums and have the greatest spot for them! This is my first so I have no idea what I'm doing.

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    Our vandas here in Arkansas are grown at the very top of the greenhouse under 52% shade cloth; they get alot of light and love it. You are in Hawaii, so I am not sure how bright the sunlight is there this time of the year, but would caution against full sun without first a gentle test. I would hate for you to burn this beautiful plant.

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    Default YEAY I've got a spike!

    I just thought that I would share. I did move the Vanda into a more sunny spot, and got rid of most of the spainish moss, and tadan, SPIKE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckhiga View Post
    I just thought that I would share. I did move the Vanda into a more sunny spot, and got rid of most of the spainish moss, and tadan, SPIKE!
    That is awesome news! Congratulations!

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