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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Oct 28, 2009.
I grow this cool in moderate light.
Very nice Marni. When you say cool, how cool. Your the first grower that has said that. Normally its listed as a hot grower.
Roy, the greenhouse they are in is 50F at night in the winter, sometimes a bit lower. I just looked up the sheet I have from Baker and they grow at 1600m with average winter minimum 54-56. I have two that bloom every year, but I wouldn't call it a great blooming. I've never seen a big plant of it, but may try moving it around to see if I can grow it better. As far as "Normally its listed as a hot grower", I no longer trust the listings, I usually try to find out the elevation before I accept that. The conventional wisdom can sometimes be way off the mark. The flip side: I've also killed a fair number of plants by not listening when I was told it was a warm grower. Do you grow it?
It grows well outdoors in San Diego. We'll touch the 30's every once in a while. Our summers aren't particularly hot either.
Aceetobe, is yours in very bright light?
Not really that bright. I have it next to Miltonia spectabilis.
Not as yet Marni but I have a friend looking around for me. I do have a few Vanda species, denisoniana, 2 tricolor, bensonii & 2 merrillii ( with a 3rd one coming) that seem to be ok. Merrillii is again lists hot but like all the other plants seems ok and my house temps are near to the exact of yours. I used to grow V. sanderiana in house not as warm as the one I have now, years ago, and it grew & flowered ok. I suppose if i look at the Rhynchostylis gigantea and Renantheras I have, there are doing ok as well.
Roy, two that I grow with the same conditions are V coerulea and V. javieriae and really like them too.
Nice! I like the lip.
Thanks Marni, I forgot the coerulea, its one of my fastest growing Vandas. The javieriae I don't have, friends have it and are killing it. I've asked them to put their plants in my house till the recover but no, so bad luck if they loose them.