In America (cold North Dakota), I tried growing a few vanda plants with absolutely no success. They died as soon as I looked at them. No wonder--no humidity. Here in Northern Thailand, the conditions are so perfect for vandas. Just put them in a cheap plastic open orchid pot without any medium and do nothing except watch them grow. It is so humid here that water just drips off the plants. So, this is my very first vanda success story. Not only is the plant so healthy, IT IS A BLOOMING VANDA--a first for me!