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Vanda Orchid

Vanda spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Vanda Orchid Overview

There are about 80 species of Vandas orchids and this genus is one of the most commonly cultivated and hybridised orchids for the market place. With it's fragrant showy and long lasting flowers this orchid is a popular choice for horticultural showing. This genus's growth habit is highly variable depending on habitat and many species within the genus are endangered as they are severely threatened with habitat loss. The export of wild-collected specimens of the blue orchid (V. coerulea) and other wild Vanda species is prohibited worldwide, as all orchids are listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Common problems with Vanda Orchid

Allow roots to dry between waterings to avoid Root Rot. Slugs and snails can also sit between leaf nodes, remove promptly.

How to harvest Vanda Orchid

When the blooms are finished, cut the spike down to the level of the leaves and the plant will bloom with larger flowers and a strong stem within a year.

How to propagate Vanda Orchid


Divide when they have over filled their pots.


Small plantlets (keiki) appear from the nodes on the flower stems. Detach the plantlets when they have developed several good roots and pot them up in orchid compost. Water sparingly at first.

Special features of Vanda Orchid

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

The epiphytic species are best accommodated in large wooden baskets, bare rooted, which allows for the large aerial root systems

Other uses of Vanda Orchid

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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