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 9 of 9

Vanda lamellata Var boxalii - this is a good sign, right?

This is a discussion on Vanda lamellata Var boxalii - this is a good sign, right? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These roots started sprouting around the first week of July and here they are today. ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    wetfeet101b's Avatar
    wetfeet101b is offline It's not dead! It's just permanently dormant.
    Real Name
    John
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Cymbidium
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    1,332
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Vanda lamellata Var boxalii - this is a good sign, right?

    These roots started sprouting around the first week of July and here they are today. Each one is about 4 inches long and about 1/2 inch thick. They also appear to grow faster each day.

    I have not really tried vandas before I built the GH so I dont have much experience with these orchids.
    Are these root growth patterns normal for vandas? why are they pointing up?
    I thought vanda roots are supposed to drag downwards?

    The plant is in a 4 inch empty plastic basket.


    Heres a shot of the whole plant along with other vandas. It is the one in the center.


    This appears to be the most vigorous grower in the bunch.
    The two terrete leafed vandas to the right are growing new leaves but no noticeable new root activity.
    The other strap leafed vanda to the left is just sitting there with no new leaves or roots.

    ~John

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    They look very normal to me. I think the roots will arch down with gravity as they get longer. I would not worry, they roots look wonderful and are a sign of good care.

    Cheers,
    BD

  3. #3
    ntgerald's Avatar
    ntgerald is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    manila
    Posts
    1,910

    Default Typical for a boxallii.

    My own boxallii is currently growing those fat roots as well.

  4. #4
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Bad news there, Wetfeet. Such growth indicates that your vanda is going to try to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!! BWAHAHHAHAH!

    On a different note, looks like ya got an awful lot of empty space in your greenhouse.....

  5. #5
    Shaydra is offline Senior Member
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All of them!
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    654
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I was thinking it looked a little empty, too.

    And those are ROOTS?! Holy crow those are thick buggers. Looks like it will reach out and attack anything walking too close.

  6. #6
    wetfeet101b's Avatar
    wetfeet101b is offline It's not dead! It's just permanently dormant.
    Real Name
    John
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Cymbidium
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    1,332
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I agree with the empty GH. I'm accepting donations of any warm/intermediate growing genus though

    I only have about 100 orchids, and with the current setup the GH should be able to house at least 300

  7. #7
    Kerry's Avatar
    Kerry is offline Too much to learn, let alone re-member!
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, Vandas, Catts, Paphs
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South West London
    Posts
    1,318
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Sorry there wetfeet, can't help you seeing as I can't send plants from the UK! (OK - so I don't want to part with any either!)

  8. #8
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I would love a green house...then I could go have many shopping expeditions. For now with my current porch and front window...i'm about full up. Too many orchids, not enough windowsills.
    Connie

  9. #9
    KenFL's Avatar
    KenFL is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Ken Harrison
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    22
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I have Vandas that grow roots just like that.

Similar Threads

  1. Vanda Lamellata
    By msm7951 in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: December 29th, 2007, 05:26 PM
  2. Vanda lamellata var remediosae, the most fragrant lamellata
    By ntgerald in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 10th, 2007, 01:42 PM
  3. Vanda lamellata
    By ntgerald in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 9th, 2006, 02:49 PM
  4. I wish this Vanda lamellata
    By ntgerald in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: September 3rd, 2006, 10:59 AM
  5. Vanda lamellata
    By Tanya in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 1st, 2004, 09:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

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.