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Old 02-24-2020, 09:42 AM
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I am in the process of re-establishing my collection after living abroad for part of each year for 6 years and having only a casual caregiver for my US orchids. I was down to 6 orchids but I went to the Amherst Orchid Show over the weekend and bought 6 more. I have limited space so they are all miniatures or at least small. I bought 2 Paphs, 2 Phals, a neostylis and an Oerstedela centradenia. They are all in bud so no pictures yet. I went to a talk on growing Neostylis a genus I always wanted to try. I know that they are now called Vanda falcata. J&L Orchids was a vendor at the show but they were out of Neos by the time I looked so I bought the Neostylis. I had one before I downsized my collection and it did well for me but I could use some advice on how to care for it.
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Welcome back, Connie Star. You were missed.
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Glad you're back with orchids and back with us, Connie.

I have always treated the mini-vanda crosses like vandas -
warm, bright, frequent watering and fast drying.
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Along with not taking up a lot of room, another nice things about the mini-Vandas (Neofinetia falcata hybrids) is that they are also more cold-tolerant than most Vandas (that Neo influence!) They'll happily grow warm, they'll happily grow cooler. And also can grow well in less light than most Vandas, making them much easier to satisfy indoors.
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Connie, welcome back to active orchid-growing and to the OB!
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