Vanda orchids are epiphtyic and native to tropical Asia and grown in warm, sunny locations. Vandas usually grow in rocky areas with very little soil, so it's recommended to grow them in a pot that allows for good airflow with little to no soil. Our Mini Vanda are grown in some lecca and that's it.
Light:Vandas thrive in bright, indirect morning light. Look for a location that has lots of morning light and subdued afternoon light.
Temperature and Humidity: Vandas prefer warm temperatures above 65F. Avoid placing these orchids in windowsills that have any cool drafts. Vandas require high humidity to keep their roots from fully drying out. Humidity levels between 70% to 80% is recommended. If using a pebble tray, make sure the roots do not sit directly in water.
Water and Feeding:Since Vandas do not have (much) soil to retain moisture near the roots they need to be watered often. However, it's critical that the roots dry out quickly after watering. During active growing periods, water (or spray) the Vanda up to two times per day. During winter dormancy, water sparingly. Vandas are heavy feeders. During the growing season, fertilize with balances fertilizers weekly. During dormancy, fertilize with phosphorus-heavy fertilizers once or twice a month.
Mini Vandas are cyclical bloomers and will flower every few months.
A note on live plants
Every live plant is unique. Your plant will be cared for like it's our own and will be selected especially for you. Please note that unless otherwise identified, the plant you receive will vary from the picture provided (i.e. different number of leaves).