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Old 06-02-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default Question about vanda divisions, do they require different care than seedlings?

Hi,
I received some new vanda babies, but this time they are not seedlings, they are divisions from mother plants.
I grow my seedlings in glass vases and they are doing great. I have one large vanda hanging without pot and she looks happy.
These new plants (two of vanda denisoniana and two of vanda bensonii) have frightening small roots.
I have attached pictures:
the first one of Vanda denisoniana, second one of bensonii.
Do you think they stand a chance? Their foliage looks sad from shipping. The roots turn green in the water, but there is just so little of them.
Now I am keeping them in glass without any potting and water them several times a day.
Can I treat them the same way as my seedlings?
Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:21 AM
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I recommend growing them in the smallest clear plastic pot possible with medium grade bark. The lighting should be the same intensity as that of the adult plants.

They may survive, it's up in the air.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:43 PM
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Thank you. I will try this. I never had any vanda in potting mix. How do i water? Should it dry out completely or stay always moist?
Thanks again.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:52 PM
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I'm growing my seedlings just the same as my big Vanda's. Although yours have very little roots.
I have them in glasses. I water them depending on the weather. If it is sunny I mist them 2 or 3 times a day. When it is cloudy only once. Once a week I soak them with fertilizer. The best thing is to use Fertilizer with seaweed extract. That's good for root
growth. Good luck.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:02 PM
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Dry between waterings.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:41 AM
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You can do it! Bump up the humidity and watch'em grow!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:34 PM
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The best way is to grow them in a clear plastic salad container. Put some damp moss on the bottom and lay the vandas on top of them and keep it in a very warm and bright location. No direct sunlight. You might need to make a little holes on the top or side for air movement. They should produce roots in 4-8 weeks, but might take as long as 1-2 yrs before they establish again...
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:32 PM
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Thank you everyone for your help and encouragement.
I have planted them in bark into the smallest plastic pots that could fit existing roots.

wonderlen3000, your suggestion sounds like a variation of sphag-n-bag method. My divisions have some existing roots, would they be OK there in container?

Thanks again...
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