Orchid Growing & Care Tips (continued)
Vandas prefer 60 to 80% humidity. A high humidity is essential during
the growing season, from early spring through late fall. During
the summer, watering should be supplemented with daily misting of
the leaves. Humidity Trays may be needed is your Vanda are growing
Vandas are heavy feeders. They must be fertilized on a regular basis!
For best results, use nutrients every other week. It is recommended
to pre-water plants, before applying the diluted nutrient solution
if the potting media is dry.
Vandas may be grown in either Potted in Medium Orchid Bark Mix or
in Baskets suspended by a wire. Plants grown in baskets do not need
to be repotted often as those in pots. Vandas grown in pots should
be repotted once every two years. Repotting should be done in the
Common pests associated with Vandas are scale and spider mites.
X-CLUDE, an encapsulated pyrethrum time-release insecticide, is
the most efficient method of pest control.
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