The Vanda is an orchid that occurs widely spread in nature: India and Sri Lanka to Northern Australia. The Vanda grows and blooms on trees. The roots hang loose in the air or to be tossed around the tree.
In 1613, the Vanda was discovered by Alvin Semedo, who called him 'tiao hua' or 'air plant. The aerial roots act as sponges and can quickly absorb a lot of moisture. In addition, these roots ensure that Vanda remains firmly anchored to the tree on which it grows. Vanda therefore requires no soil. In soil the roots will rot.
Vanda orchids are rare and only at the better florists and garden centers for sale. They are available year round in small and large flowered varieties. Orchids vary from tiny orange to super blue / pink. The Vanda is the orchid with the most striking color palette. Vanda is found in all colors of the rainbow.
The Vanda grows best in a bright spot in a glass vase. Vanda needs as much as possible to get light but not direct sun in summer. The optimum temperature is 17 to 28º C. The flowering usually takes between six to eight weeks.
As 'air plant' the Vanda does not need constant water. Fill the vase twice a week for half with warm water and empty the vase after about half an hour. From March to September it is advisable to once every two weeks orchid food to add to the water.
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The Vanda grows best in a bright spot in a glass vase. Vanda needs as much as possible to get light but not direct sun in summer. The flowering usually takes between six to eight weeks.
As 'air plant' the Vanda does not need constant water. Fill the vase twice a week for half with warm water and empty the vase after about half an hour. From March to September it is advisable to once every two weeks Orchids Nutrition adding to the water.
The optimum temperature is 15 to 25º C.
After flowering, cut the old stem in its entirely. With sufficient light Vanda within six months after the last flowering bloom again. The new button appears between the leaves above the old branch.
In summer the Vanda can be placed in the shade in the garden and then hardly needed care. The outside temperature must be above 8 ° C. Vanda may, for example, without a vase, hung in a tree. During a lengthy sunny, dry period Vanda must be watered regularly.
|Caution with sunlight: These plants should not be in the full and direct sun, because the risk of burning. A bright spot where the sun radiates directly is good. A window on the north or a shield from the sun would be fine.|
|Spraying 1x per week: A plant sprayer with the text display 1x / wk indicates that this plant should be sprayed instead of pouring water on the root ball. Some orchids and succulents like this treatment.|
|Dipping 1x per week: A pot with the pot in a bowl of water indicates that prevents this plant to be immersed for a short time (10 minutes) with the root ball in the water. After dipping has to drain the water.|
|Nutrition 2x per month: This plant needs a lot of power. Feed once every two weeks is necessary.|
|Minimum 15 ° C Maximum 25 ° C: This plant feels in most living rooms at home.|
|Pruning, trimming after flowering: The symbol is a pot plant with a trimmer cuts off the flower.|
|Not suitable for consumption: These plants are not suitable for consumption by humans and animals.|
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