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Vanda Alliance: Renanthera philippinensis x Vanda falcata

Vanda Alliance: Renanthera philippinensis x Vanda falcata

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Introducing the captivating hybrid cross between Renanthera philippinensis x Vanda falcata—a botanical marvel that combines the best traits of its parent plants to adorn your space with fiery elegance. Let's delve into the unique characteristics of each parent plant to understand the exquisite beauty they contribute to this hybrid offspring.

Renanthera philippinensis, a native of the Philippines, is a medium-sized epiphyte thriving in hot climates, often found in mangrove swamps at lower elevations. Its erect to semi-pendulous stem bears leathery, bilobed leaves, adding a touch of tropical allure. Renanthera philippinensis surprises with its vibrant red blooms, adorning branching inflorescences throughout the year, a testament to its resilience and allure in any season.

On the other hand, Vanda falcata brings its miniature stature and delicate charm to the hybrid equation. Its narrowly oblong-falcate leaves, sheathed at the base, create a graceful silhouette. The compact inflorescence of Vanda falcata carries fragrant white flowers, each adorned with a characteristic curved spur, adding a subtle yet enchanting allure to any space.

Now, imagine the fusion of these remarkable qualities—Renanthera philippinensis × Vanda falcata—a plant that inherits the fiery spirit of Renanthera philippinensis and the delicate grace of Vanda falcata. Picture bloom spikes ablaze with fiery red-orange ovular flowers, each approximately 1” wide and 1.5-2” long, with a short spur visible from the back, inviting admiration and awe.

To cultivate this botanical masterpiece, provide high light—bright, indirect with some direct sun permissible outside the hottest hours of the day—to mimic its natural habitat. Moderate to high humidity and robust air circulation will ensure optimal growth and flowering. Those opting for bare root cultivation should water daily, while adjusting frequency during cooler months to maintain lush foliage without wrinkling. Regular fertilization with a weak water-soluble fertilizer ensures vigorous growth and abundant blooms, rewarding caretakers with a continuous display of nature's splendor.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid; newly mounted; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

Indulge in the splendor of this hybrid marvel, a testament to the beauty of nature's intricate creations, and elevate your botanical sanctuary with the captivating allure of Renanthera philippinensis × Vanda falcata.

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