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Care for Vanda falcata x Phal japonica

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    Recently I added a young Vandaenopsis Summer Stars to my collection. Since it is both Vanda and Phal in one plant, I wonder how to care for this hybrid especially the light requirement. Currently it is in coarse bark medium. I put it under full shade but bright place. Any info will be appreciated.

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    I have no clue as to the answer, but hopefully someone will!

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    Can you post a picture of the orchid? I guess it depends on which parent's characteristics are most prevalent. Does it look like a phal or a neofinetia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Can you post a picture of the orchid? I guess it depends on which parent's characteristics are most prevalent. Does it look like a phal or a Neofinetia?
    I was hoping you would chime in on this!

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    Going back to the genera we all know, mine looks more like the sedirea than the neofinetia, and it is growing nicely along side of my strap-leaved paphs.

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    Thank you for the replies. It is a juvenile. The leaves are quite thick and hard, nothing like Phals that I know. I think it looks more like a Neo but leaves are broader than typical Neo. So I assume it should be treated like a Neo but how much light a Neo can handle?

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    I grow mine under a 4 tube T5 fixture while indoors. I do put them outside during the summer. I have a 60% shade cloth for this summer.
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    looking at the leaves, I would start growing them in Phal light levels and increase it if required.

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    Thanks Harvey and ksriram for the advice. It will join my Phals soon. I think I will gradually increase the light as it grows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizan View Post
    I think it looks more like a Neo but leaves are broader than typical Neo.

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    there are 5 'types' of leaf shape in Neofinetia.
    *縞=shima
    *覆輪=fukurin
    *中斑・中透け=nakafu・nakasuke
    *無地葉変わり=mujihagawari
    *花もの=hanamono

    Not sure how they all translate but this is the recognized list of leaf shape.

    One is 'bean' shape
    another is 'pine needle' shape.

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