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Old 10-30-2019, 11:25 PM
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This is an odd plant. I inherited/rescued a 16í long vanda that was wrapped around a big tree. This guy was a really big out-growth on the cane with no roots.
In the process of moving and sectioning the monster I accidentally broke him off.
Thinking I had killed for sure I stuck it into a ball of coir and watered often and it rooted!!! Yay

Thing is the roots are wild and unlike any other vanda I have. They are like the top roots of a phaleanopsis.

Anyone seen anything like this? Should I be concerned? Any special treatment?
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:12 AM
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Good save! Vanda roots go wherever they want. (I have found that when mounted, they don't necessarily even get intimate with the mount, roots run free) I think keep on doing what you're doing, looks successful to me!
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:20 AM
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Thanks Roberta!

Saving orchids is my favorite sport. I have even saved a few badly crown rotted phals from a floristís dumpster. Shhh donít tell anyone
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We have to remember that vandas are vines - fortunately, slow-growing ones - but vines, nonetheless, so they "reach out" to try and grab anything they can that will support future climbing.
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