Vanda insignis

cjwatson(Z8 FL)September 8, 2009

I have come to the conclusion that this is my absolute favorite Vanda species (V. lamellata is 2nd). Not only is V. insignis cute and colorful, but it has the most adorable scoop-shaped lip (see 2nd photo). And, it has enough fragrance to do the whole house.

This is a first bloom on a still small plant from Malaysia. It is one of the medium-sized rather than monster-sized Vandas.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vanda insignis (2 photos)

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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

That is a cutie! I must keep watch for a plant. Frangrance & a small plant to bloom...sounds perfect! Do you remember where you got it?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 6:12PM
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cjwatson(Z8 FL)

I got it from Dowery Orchids in 2007. Although not on his latest list, Dwayne may have one tucked away on a back bench. Ir's really a great plant.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 7:59PM
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What a big lip!

The glossy thick substance of the floral parts remind me of Vanda merrillii. Lovely.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 9:43PM
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Very nice indeed. Paphs. are my passion but I'm getting more and more vandas. I'm currently on vacation in Myrtle Beach and have been hitting all the Lowes in the area looking for bag orchids. Have picked up a dozen vanda bag orchids.

Bob in Albany, N.Y.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2009 at 9:40AM
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Great Vanda! Love the cup shape of the lavendar lip contrasting with the rusty petals. Very cool.


    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 5:12PM
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Yep, V. insignis is a really cute plant. One of the favourite species. I am starting to collect Vandaceae species too. In fact, just got V.luzonica over the weekend from the show.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 2:23PM
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