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Old 01-09-2021, 01:03 PM
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Hello, maybe someone is growing Vanda Wirat x Gordon Dillon here and can share some poctures of it?
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:35 PM
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I have had it for about 18 months. It bloomed for the first time this fall. It had 3 spikes with about 15 flowers each.
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What a gorgeous Vanda, clearly grown with much love and skill! In my fantasies, I live someplace where I can grow Vandas.
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What a gorgeous Vanda, clearly grown with much love and skill! In my fantasies, I live someplace where I can grow Vandas.
The large flowered hybrids are tough (they have a lot of V. sanderiana in the background). Look for Vandachostylis with Rhy. coelestis in the background, they are much easier to bloom.
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Very nice Vanda! Clearly given much love! As I understood it’s more purple in color than blue? Or it’s just the camera?
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What a beautiful flower!
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Very nice Vanda! Clearly given much love! As I understood it’s more purple in color than blue? Or it’s just the camera?
The color in the photo is pretty close to actual color.

However, flower color can vary significantly with light levels. These flower spikes were initiated while the plant was hanging outdoors in full sun (I am at 40.5 deg N). I brought the plants in around mid September, and the plant started to bloom 2 weeks later.

In the similar colored V. Kultana Fragrance, I see more pink/purple in the flowers during the summer, and less in winter blooms (which thus appear more 'bluish').

Also, while V. Gordon Dillon is usually blue, we don't know which V. Wirat was used. When I google that name, I get photos ranging from blue to pink.
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Hello again! This is old thread but I didn’t want to create a new one. So I pirchased Gordon Dillon x Wirat Blue seedling. That was the only size I was able to find here in Europe…
Anyone can help me with growing tips for seedling? Also how many years it will take aprox to blooming size?
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Same care for seedling and adult Vandas. High light, water every day, heavy fertilizer use.

Go to Motes Orchids and sign up for their newsletter. They hybridize and sell a lot of Vandas. Every month they E-mail what to do with your plants. It is targeted to people living in Florida so growers elsewhere need to make adjustments.
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Also how many years it will take aprox to blooming size?
hard to say with Vanda's but just to give you an idea, sometimes I have seen people take 5 years to get a Phalaenopsis seedling to flower for them for the first time (the fastest I have seen has been 1 year).

A Vanda needs to get much bigger. They are faster growers but I find initially seedlings do not have the same root mass as an adult Vanda, without many roots they grow slowly to start with.
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