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Care for Paravanda hybrid

This is a discussion on Care for Paravanda hybrid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have a near blooming size Paravanda hybrid that I bought about 1.5 years ago. ...

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    I have a near blooming size Paravanda hybrid that I bought about 1.5 years ago. But it seemed to be reluctant to grow. It is hanged upside down, mounted with coconut fiber and sphagnum moss. It is placed under full shade but bright place. I don't know if it requires more bright light? Because I only know Vanda can thrive under direct sunlight but I have no idea about Paraphalaenopsis growing habit, which is the other half of this hybrid. Any info will be appreciated.

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    Assalam Azizan for the Paravanda I will treat them as a vanda. I wont put upside down as I already got 2 examples they thrive in a nice manner. Give ample of organic fertilizer usually will help on top of that please check is there any insects like weevil that love to kill our orchids and slow growing. Wish will give you some idea.

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    Wassalam. Thank you for the info. I think the roots are maybe quite sensitive to fertilizer because it burns especially new roots. I used NPK 20:20:20 before, will try organic fertilizer later. I had a Smitinandia micrantha attacked by weevil I think (because it crawled out from a hole on the stem). Luckily it survived!

    p/s: Haven't seen you post in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Assalam Azizan for the Paravanda I will treat them as a vanda. I wont put upside down as I already got 2 examples they thrive in a nice manner. Give ample of organic fertilizer usually will help on top of that please check is there any insects like weevil that love to kill our orchids and slow growing. Wish will give you some idea.
    UPDATE:
    I changed the diet to organic, environmental friendly fertilizer. It seemed to like it. New roots are growing! I like it to be positioned upside down though but we will see if I might reconsider growing it upright. I find that terete leaf orchid are difficult to keep the leaf to be plump and turgid.

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    Looks very healthy

    Quote Originally Posted by Azizan View Post
    UPDATE:
    I changed the diet to organic, environmental friendly fertilizer. It seemed to like it. New roots are growing! I like it to be positioned upside down though but we will see if I might reconsider growing it upright. I find that terete leaf orchid are difficult to keep the leaf to be plump and turgid.

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    I purchased a Paraphalaenopsis laycockii X Vesco Pine Ridge from the same nursery you got this one from in May at the Redlands orchid festival. I keep mine with my Vanda's that I have under a tree, it does get some direct sun early morning and late afternoon plus what ever sun gets thru the leaves of the tree when the sun is overtop of the tree. I have noticed growth since I got mine and hope that it will bloom this next year!

    I also have one of their Paraphalaenopsis labukensis that I had for 8 years before it finally bloomed for me after putting in more sunlight after being told by this nursery at a show in January that it needed a little more sunshine, within two months I had my first bloom!

    Do post pictures when yours blooms for you!

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    Would this plant normally grow upside down?

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    Yes it does, Chris.

    All paraphlaenopsis plants are pendant. I find they do best if I grow them very warm, and in light levels that seem comfortable to cattleyas. Add some vanda influence to that, and they can likely take more sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    I purchased a Paraphalaenopsis laycockii X Vesco Pine Ridge from the same nursery you got this one from in May at the Redlands orchid festival. I keep mine with my Vanda's that I have under a tree, it does get some direct sun early morning and late afternoon plus what ever sun gets thru the leaves of the tree when the sun is overtop of the tree. I have noticed growth since I got mine and hope that it will bloom this next year!

    I also have one of their Paraphalaenopsis labukensis that I had for 8 years before it finally bloomed for me after putting in more sunlight after being told by this nursery at a show in January that it needed a little more sunshine, within two months I had my first bloom!

    Do post pictures when yours blooms for you!
    I was told to grow it under the shade, but maybe I should give it more light. Wow, 8 years is very long wait but I'm sure you are satisfied. I am considering to purchase Pps. labukensis but it is out of my budget as for now. My Paravanda have not show any sign of flowering yet, hopefully there will be some changes when I give more light.

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    Yes it does, Chris.

    All paraphlaenopsis plants are pendant. I find they do best if I grow them very warm, and in light levels that seem comfortable to cattleyas. Add some vanda influence to that, and they can likely take more sun.
    Thank you for answering Ray.

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