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Vanda sanderiana

Vanda sanderiana

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Introducing the exquisite Vanda sanderiana orchid, a captivating species native to the Philippines that graces the fall season with its stunning two-toned flowers. Each bloom boasts a delicate pink hue adorning the top half, gracefully transitioning into a warm rust-colored bottom half, creating a mesmerizing visual display.

Cultivating Vanda sanderiana is a rewarding experience, as this species thrives under specific conditions reminiscent of its natural habitat. Originating from the lush landscapes of the Philippines, this orchid is accustomed to flourishing on tree trunks in low-lying areas, making it a unique addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection.

To ensure optimal growth and blooming, provide your Vanda sanderiana with ample light, aiming for a light level of 30000-40000 lux and a photoperiod of 14 hours. While it craves brightness, protect it from direct sunlight and maintain consistent air circulation to mimic its natural environment.

Temperature control is crucial for this thermophilic orchid, with ideal daytime temperatures ranging between 29-31°C and nighttime temperatures around 21-22°C. Avoid drastic temperature fluctuations, as they can disrupt growth and flowering patterns.

Maintaining humidity levels between 80-85% is essential for the health of your Vanda sanderiana, although it can adapt to slightly lower levels (65-70%) under specific conditions. Regular misting or a humidifier can help achieve the desired humidity levels, especially in warmer climates.

When it comes to substrate and growing media, opt for a bare-root cultivation method to accommodate its expansive root system. Avoid water stagnation by using a wide, shallow basket with large bark as a substrate, allowing ample airflow around the roots.

Watering your Vanda sanderiana is a daily ritual, especially during hot weather, with two waterings required on particularly warm days. Utilize lukewarm water to mimic a tropical rain shower, ensuring it is free from mineral deposits to maintain root health.

During the active growth phase, fertilize your orchid weekly with a diluted orchid fertilizer, adjusting the nitrogen-phosphorus ratio according to the season. In winter, reduce watering and fertilization, but never allow the plant to dry out completely.

This is a near blooming size in a 4" pot, about 2 to 3 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

As a species prone to over-collection and considered rare in nature, cultivating Vanda sanderiana  is not just a hobby but a commitment to preserving its beauty for generations to come. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, your orchid will reward you with breathtaking blooms season after season, serving as a testament to the splendor of nature's creations.

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