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Vanda (Orchids)


Coveted around the world, Vanda is a genus of 50 orchid species found throughout tropical Asia, into the Philippines, and down to Australia. Prized for their huge and long-lasting flowers, Vanda orchids are medium to large monopodial orchids: they grow from a single stem. 

Vanda orchids are usually epiphytic (growing on trees), occasionally lithophytic (growing on rocks) orchids with distichous, strap-shaped leaves.

Their axillary inflorescences often bear large and showy flowers. Their blossoms come in a wide variety of colors, including white, violet-blue, pink and yellow. As an added bonus, some species and hybrids are sweetly fragrant.

These warm-growing tropical orchids are grown in the millions throughout Asia and in America. Most Vandas are grown in baskets that allow their long roots to hang freely.

Vanda orchids are not a good choice for beginners as many species require bright light, warm temperatures, high humidity, ample water and strong air movement.  Some of these requirements can be difficult to follow at home.

Guide Information

Hardiness 12 - 13
Plant Type Orchids
Plant Family Vanda - Orchids
Exposure Partial Sun
Height 1' - 3' (30cm - 90cm)
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 12 - 13
Plant Type Orchids
Plant Family Vanda - Orchids
Exposure Partial Sun
Height 1' - 3' (30cm - 90cm)
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers
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