The Vanda are monopodial orchids from India and the Far East. The generic name comes from a Sanskrit word for orchid. In addition to the over 70 species of Vanda orchids, there are numerous hybrids. Many flower colors and color combinations, including pale blue, are available.

Vanda Orchid
Vanda Orchid

Vanda orchids are divided into two main groups based on the shape of their leaves. The majority are strap-leaved and will bloom indoors. The terete-leaved minority will grow foliage indoors but will not bloom.

Since Vandas often grow tall, they will need support. If they become too tall, they can be divided by air layering. Give Vandas warm temperatures and filtered to strong light. Keep the plants evenly moist and provide excellent drainage and good air circulation.

Orchid Types

Anguloa Uniflora OrchidLycaste Orchid
Anota violacea, Rhynchostylis violacea OrchidMaxillaria Houtteana Orchid
Ascocentrum Curvifolium Orchid
Miltonia Orchid
Brassavola Orchid
Odontoglossum Orchid
Bulbophyllum Lobbii Orchid
Oncidium Orchid
Cattleya Orchid
Paphiopedilum Orchid
Chysis Laevis Orchid
Phalaenopsis Orchid
Cycnoches Loddigesii Orchid
Pleurothallis Orchid
Cymbidum Orchid
Renanthera Brookie Chandler Orchid
Dendrobium Orchid
Rhynchostylis Coelestis Orchid
Doritis Orchid
Rodriguezia Secunda Orchid
Epidendrum Orchid
Sophronitella Violacea Orchid
Laelia Orchid
Stanhopea Orchid
Lokhartia Oerstedii Orchid

Vanda Orchid

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