Vanda Orchid Care: How To Hang Vanda Orchids In Your Home

The following are some tips and tricks for hanging vanda orchids in your home. You may want to read them before you start using any type of vanda orchid potting soil.

If you have questions about anything, please feel free to ask!

How To Use A Soil Mix For Growing Vanda Orchids In The Home?

You may use a mix of equal parts peat moss and perlite. You can buy these two ingredients at most garden centers. These two materials will make your plants happy because they provide moisture and nutrients to the roots. You need to add one part peat moss to three parts perlite, depending on how much space you have available in your container.

How To Use Potting Compost For Growing Vanda Orchids In The Home?

Potting compost is made from crushed leaves and stems of various kinds of plants. You can purchase it at many gardening stores. It’s very easy to use, just crush up the plant material into small pieces and put it in a plastic bag with water. Then place the bagged mixture in a bucket filled with water and leave it there for several days until all the excess liquid drains out. Then put it in a pot and add a little bit of lime, but no fertilizer. You can use peat moss to help keep the mixture damp when you’ve got it in its container.

How To Care For Vanda Orchids In The Home?

You can water your vanda orchids once every two or three days. Their soil should feel moist, not wet. Remember that the orchid pot will dry out faster than other types of containers. It is important to remember that they must be placed in locations that receive bright, indirect sunlight all the way around. The temperature in your home should stay between 68 degrees and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Any hotter than that can make the plant wilt, especially in the afternoon hours. It’s also a good idea not to place them anywhere that they could come into contact with chemicals or cigarette smoke.

How To Fertilize Orchids In The Home?

It is important to feed your orchids every 3 weeks using a balanced fertilizer. You can buy these at the same places that you buy your other orchid supplies. It’s vital that you do not overfeed your plants, as this can damage or kill them. You should follow the packaging instructions carefully each time that you feed them.

Why Should I Use A Cattleya Orchid For My First Vanda?

The cattleya orchid is a great first vanda orchid. You can buy them as seedlings that have just sprouted or as little plants. They come in a wide range of colors and they are very easy to care for. All you need to do is remember to water them once every two or three days and feed them every 3 weeks. It’s also important to make sure that their environment has adequate humidity and that they aren’t getting too much direct sunlight.

How Big Do Vanda Orchids Get?

It’s common for vanda orchids to reach maturity at around three to six inches tall. The leaves are very long and narrow, and they can grow up to three feet long in the wild. The flowers are usually two to three inches wide and can be any color of the rainbow. They last only one day, but each orchid plant can have several blooms per year.

What Are Some Other Types Of Orchids?

There are over 20,000 types of orchids, but there are only six that are common in the United States. These are: cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, oncidium, phalaenopsis and vandaceous. Each type has a specific way of thriving and they’re all slightly different when it comes to the way that they should be cared for. Remember, orchids are highly sensitive to their environments, so it’s very important to make sure that you’re giving them the right conditions every day.

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