Vanda growing a new plant instead of flower stalks

aimee_2010March 24, 2010

I bought a large Vanda about 5 years ago. It has always bloomed twice a year. No fertilizers. This spring what I thought was a new bloom has turned out to be another version of itself.

The old plant is still producing leaves, and the entire root structure is about 2 and 1/2 feet long.

Is there anything I should be doing?

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Congratulate yourself on having a healthy robust plant. In a couple of years you have the option of dividing the plant.


    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 1:40AM
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I like to keep my vandas together. I never seperate. In a few years, it will put on a nice show possibly blooming at the same time or one after the other.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 2:58PM
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I agree, I actually meant to discourage early division if at all. Multiple blooms can be very attractive.


    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 10:10PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

No. It's absolutely normal.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 1:01AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

please share your secrets on what you did to cause this to happen.?? I've had it happen but making it happen is another story. I have Vandas pushing 7 feet and would sure be nice to have more plants rather than more height!!!
So ungainly and prone to wind damage when they get too tall. I"ve tried clipping out the growing tip but usually results in a hunch back lol New growth just starting to the side of the clip and then resuming it's attempt to get even taller
Would LOVE to be able to cause offsets.!! The worst IME are the strap leaf .Teretes or hybrids between being the easiest to prune to size so you get more plants
Why in the world wouldn't you want it to offset??? They also flower and produce roots so result in a MUCH fuller, robust plant.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 6:30AM
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albertan(Florida (10))

Gary--have you tried kieki-grow? Works great on vandas.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 2:03AM
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