Kate, thank you for your patient reply to potted Vandas versus Hanging, bare root Vandas. I have started acquiring Vandas--I have now two Vandas, one in a pot and one in a basket--the vendor also added Spanish moss in the basket--as the only other "media". The other Vanda came in a pot packed in coarse bark. I was going to repot the basket based Vanda into bark, but it looks very healthy in the basket. Now that I see your post, I think I'll leave it be, and see which one does the best--hopefully they will both thrive.