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Default Vanda coerulescens (in bloom with two spikes)

This Vanda specie blooms in winter to spring with 15 or more flowers in the spike (I was lucky to have two spikes this blooming season). Flowers are 2 inches in diameter, fragrant with the scent of grapes. The color is light blue, almost white but hopefully it will give me its true sharp vivid colors the next blooming cycle.
This plant is endemic to the forest of Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Yunnan China, Myanmar and Thailand.
I received this grown hanging in a basket bare root so I left it alone thriving happy and healthy, I give it bright to full sunlight south facing windowsill and cool to warm temperatures. I water it frequently in the mornings and in warm growing months I spray it early afternoons as well….with the help of a 3 gallon room humidifier with oscillating fan which gets automatically turned off at night….
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Very well grown and flowered, Bud, and excellent photography, too.
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Thank You kindly, Ron....I always try my best
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Beautiful!
I've heard this one can withstand lower temperatures...


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yes you are right, the Himalayan winter can be harsh but the trees it grows from retains heat to preserve the roots....but I dont let it get below 55F for this plant
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I wonder if it would be a good candidate for year round outside growing here.. It's very very pretty and I've always wanted a vanda..

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Yep....you can grow this outdoors in your grow zone....just watch if there is frost put it inside ....and if the humidity is low just water it twice a day....you can have heatwaves too one week a year....it has to come inside as well....I give this 90F in the day and 60F at night (as I said: cool to warm culture)....
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Yep....you can grow this outdoors in your grow zone....just watch if there is frost put it inside ....and if the humidity is low just water it twice a day....you can have heatwaves too one week a year....it has to come inside as well....I give this 90F in the day and 60F at night (as I said: cool to warm culture)....
So if it gets too hot bring it in?
How hot is too hot?

No frosts in my area... ever... so that's never a worry...

I always want the plants you have...

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I like the way it looks in the basket, I like the way the flower looks too, some day my little Vanda will look that good and bloom I hope
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Very nice! I'm glad you have this one!
Mine is very late this year; I didn't think it would bloom but I see a spike starting. It was late last year but not this late. I probably need to water it more.
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