Stunning Strap Leaf Vanda Orchid

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Stunning Strap Leaf Vanda Orchid

15.99

Aloha!

I am the strap-leaf vanda orchid. I made my way to Hawaii from the Philippines, Malaysia and the Himalayas, but here I'm grown extensively as a commercial crop. I bloom on upright spikes which sprout from between strap-shaped leaves, hence, the name strap-leaf vanda. Each spike will produce three to 12 flowers, and last a long time, around 20 to 30 days in perfect form!

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How to grow a Strap Leaf Vanda orchid:

Pot in coarse chunks of fir or redwood bark mixed with large perlite and hardwood charcoal for drainage. The Strap Leaf Vanda grows nicely with diffused sun or under broad-spectrum fluorescent tube lighting. Mature vandas do best in a greenhouse and outdoors in full sun during the summer in temperate climates.  Its preferred humidity level is between 60% and 70%. It flourishes in temperatures in the 65℉ to 70℉ range at night, and during the day, it can take some pretty high heat. However, if the day temperature is over 90℉, keep the humidity high. Fertilize it when you observe it making new leaves. Use a timed release 14-14-14 fertilizer for good results. Also, occasional applications of water-soluble fertilizers diluted to half strength work well.