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Vanda Bangkok blue

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    This is my newest addition. It's a Vanda Bangkok blue. I did win it with an auction. I was the only one that placed a bid. So it was very cheep. It looks very nice. Now I just have to wait till it blooms. Although that might take a while. Has anyone an idea what color of blue it is suposed to be? The photo from the auction showed a light blue flower. And I did also see one they named Vanda Bangkok blue, and that one was more darker blue.
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    They sure do vary a lot. Although I don't mind. Both colors are pretty I think. How is it possible that it can have such different colors.

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    I can't wait to see what color yours produces!

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    I can't hardly wait myself. I had no idea that they can vary so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandagirl View Post
    They sure do vary a lot. Although I don't mind. Both colors are pretty I think. How is it possible that it can have such different colors.
    One of the parents isn't a true blue. It has other colors in the background. The addition of a true blue other parent controls the out come ( blue ) without constant color depth.

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    It sure is fascinating . I guess I just have to wait and see what the color wil be.

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    It looks healthy and happy. If it turns out really blue that will be great. If its not a true blue it is still going to be beautiful!, especially with that heavy tessellation. AL

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    It does look healthy, and for the color I don't mind. I like it all.

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    Here is one example of V.Bangkok Blue - I must have some other pics somewhere, but this is the first I came across ; an old pic, showing the plant being grown in full-blown hydroponics - flood and drain. Taken about 1998-2000 , not sure precisely.
    Incidentally, they grew like mad in that system, but the flooding ( every 4 hours in June, every 7 days in December ) washed away the compost, and the roots grew in a tangle , so that to get a plant out it needed a pair of secateurs to cut it out from all the others ( maybe a couple of dozen in the same flood tank) and then you had to try and hold the plant up in a pot or something - e.g. with screwed up newspaper - in order to do anything with it. I concluded that this was just not a very practical way of growing Vandas. But it shows the flowers. Can't remember much about them , I would guess not very large - maybe 8 or 9 cm.

    It will give you something to dream about - but as a seed-raised plant (perhaps ) you should understand that the colour may vary a bit for that reason, and also vary according to weather.

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