Vanda

Vanda

Life form Orchid
Family Orchid
Origin South-West Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, North Australia
Ease of cultivation A fairly complex plant for growing, suitable for an experienced florist.
The size 60-90 cm
Growth rate 1 sheet in 1,5-2 months
Lifespan Up to 30 years in normal conditions.
Temperature Optimum temperature 71,6-82,4 ° F, although it can withstand vibrations from 53,6 to 104 ° F. V.coerulea makes temperature +50 °.
Humidity It is desirable high, up to 80%. At low humidity, the intensity of growth and development slows down.
Lighting You need as much sunlight as possible. Suitable south window to shading from direct sunlight (especially in spring). Can be grown on a western window. Supplementary lighting in winter is required.
The soil Can be grown with a free root system in hanging baskets. A second possible way (more difficult) – growing in a medium with the addition of bark sfanguma. Need holes in the pot. It can also be grown in wide glass vases.
Watering Depends on the air temperature and the amount of light. In winter, not more than once a week.In spring and summer temperatures up to 71,6 ° F- also 2-3 times a week at a temperature of 78,8-82,4 ° F – a day or every day.Watering can be done either by immersion, or by spraying, or with the help of a shower, completely wetting the plant.
Fertilizer Wanda is one of the most demanding of orchids for fertilizers. It is necessary to feed in the period of growth through one watering (approximately once a week)special fertilizer for orchids in a concentration of 1 / 4-1 / 6 of the recommended.It is useful to feed on the leaf by spraying or rubbing the leaves.
Reproduction Sometimes there are lateral processes, which are separated from the mother plant. Large plants can be multiplied by dividing the parent plant (transverse section) into two parts, each of which has its own roots.
Bloom Depending on the lighting conditions can bloom from 1 to 3-4 times a year. Duration of flowering depending on the temperature from 2 weeks to 1, 5 months.
Features of care Plants require a lot of light, regular watering, warmth, ventilation, increased humidity.
Difficulties Possible decay due to excessive watering. The most common cause of death is the development of fungal infections in weakened plants. Also affected scale insects, mealybugs, spider mites.
Air cleaning There is no data on air purification.
Toxicity Not poisonous.


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