Vanda culture sheet
Presented in garden centers in vases or bare roots, the vanda remains one of the most delicate orchids to grow, not suitable for beginners.
If you want to obtain a vanda, you will need a few essential points: south or south-east exposure less than 30cm from a bay window, rainwater and a substantial presence for maintenance.
If you can't, don't buy a vanda.
October to May - very greedy in light, the vanda will be placed behind a window less than 30 cm
May to September - You can take it out by sheltering it from direct sunlight.
Temperatures: Warm colored vanda (orange / red / etc ...) will not like nighttime temperatures below 15 ° C. Violet / Indigo colored vandas will tolerate 5 to 10 degrees at night.
Watering: There are 2 types of culture, therefore to be adapted according to your conditions.
Bare roots: this type of crop is suitable if you can offer your plant a minimum humidity level of 80% (greenhouse, veranda, etc.). In this case, you can water by spraying the roots abundantly with suitable water + fertilizer until they turn dark green.
In pots: this type of culture is suitable in apartments. In this case, bathe your plants for a few minutes in suitable water + fertilizer.
These operations must be repeated as soon as the roots dry, hence the importance of having good watering management before starting with a vanda.
See watering file here
Fertilizer: The vanda is very greedy in fertilizer. However, its needs have nothing in common with those of a classic green plant: A too concentrated fertilizer solution can seriously damage the roots. You will need each watering by measuring your water (see watering file here).
Substrate and repotting: The vanda can be repotted to be stored in an apartment.
You will need a pot large enough to contain the roots and a mixture of bark to allow air to circulate.
I recommend 1/3middle barks and 2/3 big barks
Nothing more. The roots will take some time to adapt to their substrate, but I have seen good results.