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    Default Vanda Denisoniana Orange Question

    Wish I was attaching a picture of the blooms . . . Thus my question. I'm showing you the beautiful healthy root system this vanda has produced over the past couple of years. I think I've had this vanda 4 or 5 years now and it's never produced a spike for me. Any thoughts??

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    Looks really healthy, Sheryl. I would guess it may not have been old enough to bloom yet or it needs more light.

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    I also bought a Vanda denisoniana about four years ago. It was quite big already when I got it but I could see that it hadn't bloomed yet which was quite surprising. It grew over the years and there was no sign of any flowers whatsoever. To make a long story short, I decided to get a small seedling from a grower in the US two years ago and although it is still very small I can see that it is putting out an attempt to a flower stem right now. Because of the small size of the plant I don't expect much of the flowers this year but it shows that this plant is a bloomer while the other one seems to require 'optimal conditions' to bloom or something.

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    Back when I had Vanda's I had a few that I had for close to 6 years before I could get them to bloom, I moved most of mine to direct sunlight and they were watered twice a day during our heat. The person I gave them to is a good friend and he has them in sunlight and gets lots of blooms on them now.

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    Patience is the name of the game sometimes. Yes I moved it about 4 months ago and it gets quite a bit of sun now, so we'll see? Thanks Jack!

    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    Back when I had Vanda's I had a few that I had for close to 6 years before I could get them to bloom, I moved most of mine to direct sunlight and they were watered twice a day during our heat. The person I gave them to is a good friend and he has them in sunlight and gets lots of blooms on them now.
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    Just curious, do you still have the big one Arne? And happy for you to be getting a spike on the new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    I also bought a Vanda denisoniana about four years ago. It was quite big already when I got it but I could see that it hadn't bloomed yet which was quite surprising. It grew over the years and there was no sign of any flowers whatsoever. To make a long story short, I decided to get a small seedling from a grower in the US two years ago and although it is still very small I can see that it is putting out an attempt to a flower stem right now. Because of the small size of the plant I don't expect much of the flowers this year but it shows that this plant is a bloomer while the other one seems to require 'optimal conditions' to bloom or something.
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    Yes we'll see what happens. I did move it about 4 months ago and it gets quite a bit of sun now

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Looks really healthy, Sheryl. I would guess it may not have been old enough to bloom yet or it needs more light.

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    I don't have the big one anymore Sheryl. I gave up on that one so I gave it away to someone here in the local orchid society about a year ago. I don't know what happened after that.

    If I'm not mistaken, I think you posted a picture of your plant 1-2 years ago. I also think you asked the same question, right Sheryl? At the time I thought your plant looked very similar to mine with almost identical shape of the leaves and I could have asked the same question, why doesn't it bloom?

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    I do see where I was crying about this one a year and a half ago Haven't wanted to top it and miss a spike season. So . .
    I guess it's that time within the next month or so.

    QUOTEE=Arne;468750]I don't have the big one anymore Sheryl. I gave up on that one so I gave it away to someone here in the local orchid society about a year ago. I don't know what happened after that.

    If I'm not mistaken, I think you posted a picture of your plant 1-2 years ago. I also think you asked the same question, right Sheryl? At the time I thought your plant looked very similar to mine with almost identical shape of the leaves and I could have asked the same question, why doesn't it bloom?[/QUOTE]

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    Actually this species is very tricky based on my experience some of them can flowers 3 to 4 times a year but currently I have all from the jungle and exhibit the same character like yours, I changed the position for almost about 3 to 4 months now I can see the leaves axils got something hope the spike will progress. The photo below almost about 3 to 4 years both of them never flowered I'm expecting something from them.
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    The above photo is danisoniana white I'm exposing to the bright light to induce bud formation hope it will succeed.Give him some more time.

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    I think mine must have come out of that same jungle Ok let's see what the bright light does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    I think mine must have come out of that same jungle Ok let's see what the bright light does!
    I hope something positive Sheryl.

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