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Informative Magazine for Hobby Growers


Vanda … one of the most mystical orchids varieties.

The number of orchids in nature is estimated at 20,000. Among the great variety are also very exclusive sexes. Vantaa is one of them. It is perhaps the most mysterious genus among the orchids, with unique color power and exotic air roots!

The Vanda originates on the southern flank of the Himalayas and in the region of India to South China. The orchids grow high in the jungle trees. With its long roots, the plant sticks into trees. The roots feed on the morning dew and rain.The Vanda is sold as flower as a flowering plant. The Vanda flowers are long-lasting: consumers have fun in the living room for a long time of flowering plants and cutting slabs. Due to the slow growth, the Vanda is very robust and can make the plant much better at less favorable conditions than other houseplants.

In the living room, the Vanda is good, but this orchid needs exceptional treatment. A special vase, where the roots of the air are resting, provides an opportunity for the care of this orchid species. Pour lukewarm twice a week and keep the air roots under the water until the black bowl. Remove the water after half an hour and put the Vanda in a warm and light place. The plant will have sufficient water for a number of days in the roots.

The Vanda is more expensive than the average orchid. This is due to the long cultivation time. The plants you can buy in our webshop are already seven to eight years old.

Care Vantaa

Light: Put the Vanda in a light spot, but not in direct sunlight.

Temperature: The Vanda loves a warm place. In the summer, the Vantaa may be hanging out in a place with morning sun.

Water (in vase): One to two times a week (depending on the humidity and heat in the house) fill the vase with (rain) water. Make sure the air roots are fully immersed in the water. It is important not to spill water on the leaves. Remove any water from the leaves. Empty the vase after 20 minutes.

Water (without vase): In winter, the roots of the Vantaa deny one to three times a day. If the Vantaa is kept in a dry area, the Vantaa's roots dip twice a week in a bucket of water twice a week (see also the cup: care in glass). If the roots of the Vanda are gray eyes then they are dry and need water. Green roots means that the roots are soaked with water.

Spraying of buds: During the winter and summer months the humidity can be low in the house. Daily spraying the smallest buds prevents them from drying out and not bleeding.

Fertilization: Feed the Vantaa twice a month with our special orchid feed 'Growth and bloom'. Dosage: One teaspoonful of teaspoons on one liter of water. No manure at the orchid from November to January.

After flowering: Cut the flower stem, when blotted out, at the bottom of the stem. A new flower branch grows from a higher leaf, which lasts an average of about eight to twelve months.