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Vanda Seedlings in s/h

This is a discussion on Vanda Seedlings in s/h within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My sister has given me a flask of vanda coerulea (approx 8 plants). I am ...

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    Default Vanda Seedlings in s/h

    My sister has given me a flask of vanda coerulea (approx 8 plants).

    I am planning to put the seedlings in s/h.

    Has anyone had any experiences with vanda 'seedlings' in s/h?

    I wonder if vandas can be grown in s/h permanently if they adapt to s/h as seedlings?

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    Yes, they can. I have asked the guru of semi-hydro culture, Ray Barkalow (sp?) and he says Vandas adapt readily as seedlings to s/h culture and can be grown like that. I've seen vandas in straight water culture in a vase that have beautiful roots.




    Quote Originally Posted by Miki View Post
    My sister has given me a flask of vanda coerulea (approx 8 plants).

    I am planning to put the seedlings in s/h.

    Has anyone had any experiences with vanda 'seedlings' in s/h?

    I wonder if vandas can be grown in s/h permanently if they adapt to s/h as seedlings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miki View Post
    My sister has given me a flask of vanda coerulea (approx 8 plants).

    I am planning to put the seedlings in s/h.

    Has anyone had any experiences with vanda 'seedlings' in s/h?

    I wonder if vandas can be grown in s/h permanently if they adapt to s/h as seedlings?
    Miki,
    Please let us know if you try this, post some pictures. I'm interested to see how it works out for you.

    -g

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    I recently transferred two stubborn vandaceus hybrid seedlings into S/H. One is a vanda and the other is a holcoglossum.
    It is still too early to tell if they like it or not, but I will share any worthwhile updates regarding those two.
    I think there is actually a keiki sprouting from the bottom of the holcoglossum, but I dont want to disturb it by moving the LECA around too much.

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    Hello Miki,
    I have a few Vanda species in S/H and they love it!!! Good luck with the coerulea seedlings... I can't wait for mine to bloom!!!
    Andre

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    Thanks for all your replies and encouragements!
    I have never deflasked vandas before.
    I will keep you guys posted.
    This is a great forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Hello Miki,
    I have a few Vanda species in S/H and they love it!!! Good luck with the coerulea seedlings... I can't wait for mine to bloom!!!
    Andre

    From my understanding (correct me if I am wrong) mature vandas in general do not adapt well to s/h.

    How long has your vanda species been in s/h?

    Why don't you start a new thread, we would love to see your set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    Yes, they can. I have asked the guru of semi-hydro culture, Ray Barkalow (sp?) and he says Vandas adapt readily as seedlings to s/h culture and can be grown like that. I've seen vandas in straight water culture in a vase that have beautiful roots.
    Thank you so much for sharing! It is just possible to find information like that in books!
    I am so glad I joined this forum!

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