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Old 05-11-2019, 12:38 AM
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Thank you, RF Orchids! I got this baby in bloom and here’s what they look like after being in my backpack for 7 hours on a plane. This is my first Vanda besides a falcata, an aeridovanda hybrid, and seedling Mokara.. all of which seem to enjoy more water than what my mind says is typical Vanda Culture.

My care...
There are two growths of almost equal size in a basket and I don't feel like disturbing the roots this year. Got a teak basket for it when the time comes. The roots stay moist after watering for maybe 30 minutes. It has also been almost 30 (80) degrees and pretty dry lately. Should I be watering more than once a day? I am tempted to wrap a bit of sphag around a few roots during the drier months to come.

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V. brunnea is a cooler grower from what I understand. Does anyone know of any other cool growing vandas? Does V. brunnea have a different fragrance than the denisoniana? I hear the latter smells like honeysuckle, but my Hebraica smells fruitier than that.

I don't like plants that require daily watering, but the fragrance on this one.. oh man, is it worth it!
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:58 AM
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There are quite a few cool-growing Vanda species. I love V. roeblinginana. Also V. cristata, V. barnesii (and the very similar V. javierii), V. tricolor/V. suavis, V. coerulea, V. coerulescens, V. testacea grow for me outdoors in coastal southern California - all seem to have no problem with winter night temperatures in the 40's F, with a few hours well into the 30's F. Not a definitive list - I have a few more that are related that don't jump into my head at the moment. I don't have room in the greenhouse for anything large, so I love and cherish these cooler-growing species of a genus with a warm reputation. Some I grow mounted, others in baskets with large bark. They seem to put up with my relatively low humidity as well. Certainly none of these would have any problem with indoor/greenhouse temperatures down into the 50's F in the Pacific Northwest, and I don't grow them all that bright either - I'd call it "filtered sun" or for the smaller species, even "bright shade".
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I love V. roeblinginana. Also V. cristata, V. barnesii (and the very similar V. javierii), V. tricolor/V. suavis, V. coerulea, V. coerulescens, V. testacea grow for me outdoors in coastal southern California - all seem to have no problem with winter night temperatures in the 40's F, with a few hours well into the 30's F.
Thank you so much! I am excited to expand my vanda collection since all I have left is hanging space! Good to hear about their temperature tolerance. My windowsills dip down into the 40s sometimes.
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Cristata, coerulescens, and testacea are nice if you are in the house not greenhouse, because they stay small. barnesii and javierii are also pretty compact. Just took a look around... V. flabellata is a cutie (a relatively new one in my collection, that has bloomed and is doing well)
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