Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree12Likes
  • 4 Post By PaphMadMan
  • 1 Post By Diane
  • 5 Post By k_andreev
  • 2 Post By JackiePS

Vanda (Ascocenda Yarnisa Gold) new growth question

This is a discussion on Vanda (Ascocenda Yarnisa Gold) new growth question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I recently purchased my first Vanda. There is a little nub (as you can see ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    JackiePS is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catt., Phal., Dend
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Hopewell Junction, NY
    Posts
    124

    Smile Vanda (Ascocenda Yarnisa Gold) new growth question

    I recently purchased my first Vanda. There is a little nub (as you can see in the close up photo). Can someone please let me know if this is a flower spike?

    Also, the two bottom leaves are quite yellow. I have read this is pretty typical for a growing plant and is probably indicative of it getting ready to drop those leaves in anticipation of new growth. I was hoping that someone could verify that by viewing the photos.

    In addition, I'm undecided on how to contain this lovely plant. I was thinking of trying a coconut fiber basket instead of the standard vanda basket. Has anyone had any experience using this type of basket? If I do go this route, should I make cuts in the coconut fiber for the roots to grow through?

    I sincerely appreciate any advice, tips and suggestions! I am extremely passionate about orchids and I have a million questions (as you may notice by my numerous posts over the past few days)




  2. #2
    PaphMadMan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kirk
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,477
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    The nub appears to be a root. See how it has split the leaf base just like the root below it. A spike would normally emerge in the leaf axil, above the leaf.

    The yellowing leaves look like normal aging and senescence. Nothing to worry about unless it become a rapid progression of additional leaves up the stem.

    I see no reason why it shouldn't be a perfectly happy plant in an empty coconut fiber basket. In fact, that seems like it might be better if you're growing in a sometimes low humidity indoor environment. Just make sure the fiber dries out between waterings. I think the roots will find their way through the fiber if they want to, but some slits wouldn't hurt either.

    Healthy plant. Smart questions. You're on your way...

  3. #3
    JackiePS is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catt., Phal., Dend
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Hopewell Junction, NY
    Posts
    124

    Default

    Thank you so much PaphMan! It seemed a bit high up for a root so I wasn't sure. I have to admit I was kind of hoping for a misfit flower spike...lol. Thank you for the info, I think I'm going to give that coconut basket a try... just have to figure out where to hang it now

  4. #4
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I hope it goes well, I have never been able to do anything with Vandas. Good Luck

  5. #5
    k_andreev's Avatar
    k_andreev is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Los angeles,California
    Posts
    1,496
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    From the first picture,2 leaves start to be yellow .pls.keep your attention if it goes faster ,you can design for another step

    I have only one vanda that still in the net basket but fill with coconut fiber loosely.it came like that from the seller with bloom so I design to leave it like that but close attention.
    It grows very well in my care and give a second time bloom right now.

    Edit: after I post on this.i went out to make the picture and notice that it has 2spikes on it hehe,I don't pay attention so much on this plant ,only put misting from outside but never went to look closely inside



  6. #6
    JackiePS is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catt., Phal., Dend
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Hopewell Junction, NY
    Posts
    124

    Default

    Thank you ladies! I will post some updates from time to time

    K_Andreev - lovely plant! Seems extremely happy!

Similar Threads

  1. Vanda (Ascda) Yarnisa Gold
    By Roy in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 15th, 2014, 06:03 AM
  2. Ascocenda Kenny Gold x Vanda denisoniana
    By PreSam in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: February 26th, 2014, 09:15 PM
  3. Vanda Kultana x Ascocenda Snut Gold
    By orchidsal in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: September 18th, 2012, 08:37 AM
  4. Ascocenda Yarnisa Gold
    By Roy in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 25th, 2012, 11:02 AM
  5. Vanda Doctor Anek X Ascocenda Fuchs Gold
    By swtheory1986 in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: November 15th, 2011, 02:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.