Rescuing a storm damaged V. Banjong 'Blue Sky'
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Rescuing a storm damaged V. Banjong 'Blue Sky'
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 10-28-2020, 04:56 PM
Dusty Ol' Man Dusty Ol' Man is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2020
Zone: 10a
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Age: 66
Posts: 66
Default Rescuing a storm damaged V. Banjong 'Blue Sky'

I picked this vanda up at Lowe's and it looked healthy. We had to evacuate from Hurricane Laura so all the plants went in the garage for a few days. When I returned, they all came back out onto the deck. Everything was fine until 6 weeks later when we had to evacuate again from Hurricane Delta. In my rush the vanda was left hanging in the tree. When I returned I found my poor vanda had stayed put, but was beat up pretty badly. I cut out some of the dead roots, watched the damaged leaves and removed some that were too far gone. I found locally some root stimulant hormone and mixed up a small quantity. I have been soaking the roots and lower stem in this solution for a few days and am starting to see some new root growth. The poor thing still looks a bit dehydrated in the leaves. After soaking for a half hour most of the roots are nice and green. Within an hour of removing from the bucket the roots are white again. Should I increase the time in the soak? I don't like the idea of using tap water, but have a rain barrel. The temps the last few days have been between 65 and 85 degrees F and the humidity between 70 and 90%.
Edit to add: I tried to post a pic but the software won't let me.

Last edited by Dusty Ol' Man; 10-29-2020 at 04:45 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-28-2020, 05:15 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Rescuing a storm damaged V. Banjong 'Blue Sky'
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 11,531
Rescuing a storm damaged V. Banjong 'Blue Sky' Male
Default

It's normal for Vanda roots to dry in an hour. You could water more frequently if you like, but it will probably make more roots soon. Vandas don't mind my tap water, which probably has more mineral in it than yours.
__________________
It's a dry heat.
Weather forecast for
my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-28-2020, 05:43 PM
Dusty Ol' Man Dusty Ol' Man is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2020
Zone: 10a
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Age: 66
Posts: 66
Default

Thanks for that. I have other potted plants on the deck that get watered from the hose. I can spray the vanda then. We will have a cold front come through tonight and all the orchids will be coming inside for a couple days. Then water won't be an issue.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
days, leaves, returned, roots, vanda


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question to vanda growers with BLUE vandas orchideya Vanda Alliance - others 33 01-23-2013 09:26 PM
Blue Orchids Jorge_Burrito Beginner Discussion 43 01-17-2011 09:44 AM
Are there any blue paphs? Pupka Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 28 04-05-2007 05:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.