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Vanda Orchid Growing & Care Tips (continued)

HUMIDITY
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 indoors.

FERTILIZER
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.

POTTING
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 spring.

PESTS
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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