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Unread 01-31-2009, 02:58 PM
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Default Caring for Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Blue Bird'

So I just bought this today and would like some info from you wonderful people.

Medium? Inside or outside? Fertilizer? Watering? Potted up or hanging up?
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where's the pic. I grow mine like all the other vandas, well one is in a pot but its ventilated, and the other one is in a basket, there is some type of Epiweb in there too as medium.. I water them the same and keep them in the same area. Lots of sun except noon sun. Basically under trees or in pool area. Im sure you'll get a lot of answers from other very dedicated Neo growers. Tll then I hope this helps.
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Yep, high light, water, just like the vandas. Mine is in a basket with a little charcoal. I think I have a pic in my gallery. Enjoy, a nice little fellow to have.
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I just bought this same orchid. Smells wonderful!!!
But I wonder just how different the care of this one is going to be from the rest of my collection. 3 Phals, a Dendro and a Brassavola.
I repotted the small Bluebird into a very vented pot.
The collection sits near the Eastern facing window in my bathroom.
I don't own any other vandas or vanda like chids, so I'm not really sure about this one.
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I have mine in a plastic orchid pot - potted in charcoal, pumice, and perlite, sitting in a south window and it seems very happy
I water when it's dry which is every 2-3 days right now - I am sure with longer days and warmer weather it will need more frequent watering
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Thanks Rabbit! So they want that much sun? How about humidity?
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Yes, the vandaeous family are heat and water lovers. With the heat and water comes humidity. Likes to stay 60% or better. A little heavier feeders than other orchids as they don't usually grow with medium. That's not to say you can't grow them that way but usually in a slatted basket. Good luck.
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So this is it. How's it look? I wonder about these spots on te leaves. Normal?





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Well mine had a tiny spike on it when I got it - had the plant in a west window for a couple months and the spike didn't budge - I thought it was dead
Then I moved the plant into the south window and immediately that spike starting growing! lol
I put some sphag on top of the media and keep that moist - hoping that ups the humidity around the plant - don't know if it does much or not - but my plant looks happy

I do believe the spots are normal - mine has them and has gotten more being in the south window so I think it is from receiving lots of light

yours is a beauty - very nice color!
I hope mine is as nice
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That helps Rabbit, thanks! Now I have to figure out how to get into the South window in my room. Will wifey let me? Hmmmm... LOL
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