Vanda rothschildiana

michoiceAugust 17, 2009

I have had this plant for about 15 years and it has flowered pretty regularly during that time. About 3 years ago the plant had become very leggy and the leaves ugly due to sun burn, the plant had been placed to close to the glass. I decided to take some drastic action by cutting the base of the stem off just below a couple of arial roots and decapitating the top leaving about 3 pairs of leaves. The plant responded by producing two new growths at the top and plenty of roots at the base. This year it has produced a flower spike on each growth.

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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

That is a magnificent specimen. Nearly all my mature Vandas are a bit sunburnt I'm afraid. I've just bought a seedling of Vanda tesselata, which I'm going to look after better. I wanted an older plant but they are ridiculously expensive - about R$120, UKP 40.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 4:59PM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

A Beauty!~Charm

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 7:27PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

The color and tessellation is fantastic

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 10:13PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Oh, my gooooooodness! what a gorgeous striking orchid. Amazing! I love both the purple and the white markings. Incredible!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 9:14PM
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