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Vanda Orchid White in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Neofinetia falcata

 

Vanda Orchid White

Vanda orchids are all epiphytic (that is the plant clings to tree-bark). They require consistent conditions, or they are inclined to drop their lower leaves. Neither do they like to have any root-disturbance. Its natural habitat is tropical, and so cultivated plants need high humidity. Vanda orchid plants require temperatures no lower than 55 F. (13 C.) and no higher than 95 F. (35 C.) The aerial roots act as sponges and can absorb a great deal of moisture rapidly. The roots also ensure that the plant remains anchored to the tree on which it is growing, and so there is no need for any growing medium. In fact potting soil causes the roots to rot.They are often grown in wooden baskets with only a small amount of potting compost. The plants range in size from miniature to several feet tall, and the fragrant flowers are in just about every colour, can be small or large, and are borne on spikes of 6-8 blooms. The leaves of Vanda Orchids can be one of three types - strap-leaved, terete and semi-terete - and each has different light requirements. Strap-leaved is self-explanitory, and needs partial shade and protection from bright mid-day light. Terete has a round pencil-shaped leaf, and requires bright light and sun. Semi-terete is in between the two.

 
plant Features
  • Vanda Orchid White likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Vanda Orchid White likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Vanda Orchid White is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Vanda Orchid White likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Vanda Orchid White

Latin name

Neofinetia falcata

type

Perennial

family

Orchidaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Vanda Orchid White likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Vanda Orchid White is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Vanda Orchid White likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Vanda Orchid White likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Vanda Orchid White is 0.15meters x 1.30meters 0.15 M 1.30 M

Neofinetia falcata

Vanda orchids are all epiphytic (that is the plant clings to tree-bark). They require consistent conditions, or they are inclined to drop their lower leaves. Neither do they like to have any root-disturbance. Its natural habitat is tropical, and so cultivated plants need high humidity. Vanda orchid plants require temperatures no lower than 55 F. (13 C.) and no higher than 95 F. (35 C.) The aerial roots act as sponges and can absorb a great deal of moisture rapidly. The roots also ensure that the plant remains anchored to the tree on which it is growing, and so there is no need for any growing medium. In fact potting soil causes the roots to rot.They are often grown in wooden baskets with only a small amount of potting compost. The plants range in size from miniature to several feet tall, and the fragrant flowers are in just about every colour, can be small or large, and are borne on spikes of 6-8 blooms. The leaves of Vanda Orchids can be one of three types - strap-leaved, terete and semi-terete - and each has different light requirements. Strap-leaved is self-explanitory, and needs partial shade and protection from bright mid-day light. Terete has a round pencil-shaped leaf, and requires bright light and sun. Semi-terete is in between the two.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Vandas can be grown in plastic pots with sphagnum moss and orchid media, but this is a not ideal. It is better to grow them in a slatted basket, so that the roots can grow through the slats and dangle towards the ground. (They will require more frequent watering, if grown in a slatted basket)

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Flowers can appear several times a year, if the conditions are right, and the flowers can last for 4 - 6 weeks. The stem of the flowers should be cut right back when the flowers have died

 
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