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This is a discussion on Vanda Seedlings within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Sui, I think your place will look like paradise when these are blooming. I often ...

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    Sui, I think your place will look like paradise when these are blooming.

    I often consider hobby flasks but I'm wary of cons and I haven't seen any supplier yet that will ship to the Caribbean.

    Best of luck and keep the pictures coming.

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    whoa! Carribean? I would love to go there someday and go to your beaches.

    Purchased these seedlings from Thailand actually.And yes, you should be wary of frauds and cons especially in the internet.

    If yours is just a hobby, then go for flasks,very challenging and when they grow and flower very satisfying.Otherwise, seedlings and large plants are also rewarding that is waiting for them to bloom.

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    Sui, I have recently acquired a couple of hundred small Vanda family orchid from a nursery and they badly needed repotting .
    I was advised to treat them with a fungicide and lay them out as you have done (or stand them up) and to mist them in the morning and evening.
    Good luck with yours!

    Scrubber

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    @Scrubber: Yes they really need to be repotted soon. Mine came in 1-inch pots with good roots but show sign of stress. So far mine after 12 days in the box and 4 days outside after unpacking they are healthy and some did show new roots coming out.

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    I see that you have really mastered the art of growing strap-leaved vandas from the pix of your adult plants.Most of the orchid people here find it very difficult to grow them like they do in Thailand, that is with the adult plants retaining their leaves right down to the initial early leaves(like yours).Most of our strap-leaved vandas suffer from what we locally call kaki ayam meaning chicken legs referring to the bare stem at the bottom with leaves at the top; or very much like a feather-duster.This condition , however, does not seem to affect flowering or the quality of the flowers - the plant just looks ugly. This kaki ayam condition only seems to affect strap-leaved vandas and not the rest of the vandaceous tribe.

    Once again hats off to you for the well-grown straps.

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    @catttan: i am fortunate to have a very ambient growing area for vandas especially strap-leaf varieties. Sunlight all morning with very bright indirect light the rest of the day. Also i have a good circulating air around the greenhouse (that's natural breeze), i just increase humidity by watering the orchids very early in the morning, then again around 3pm.I happen to plant other ornamental plants under them so they also increase humidity and at the same time able to utilize my fertilizer run-offs from spraying my strap-leaf vandas over them. I have read some articles this 'kaki ayam' happens when vandas are severely stressed and they tend to limit excessive transpiration by limiting surface area for water to evaporate thus sacrificing their lower leaves.Honestly i do have some in my vandas that have these and i just hide them [grins] but i have realized that copious watering coupled by good air circulation saves the lower leaves and hastens recovery,that is for my observation and this is due to the fact of my growing environment.
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    Thanks for the tips Sui.

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    hwy sui those are nice babies you've got.... you are most welcome to send some my way
    hehe.

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    So green,very nice

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