Vanda tricolor 4" pot
Vanda tricolor X sib
The "Tri-colored Vanda"
Species - Java
- Size: planted in 4" plastic pot.
- Planted in NZ bark.
- Plants have about 5 sets of leaves with a spread of 16"+. These are not blooming size.
- Nearly 3" across
- 6-9 somewhat color-variable (spotting) flowers per stem.
- Winter seems to be the predominant blooming season, but we have mature plants blooming pretty much at any time. It isn't unusual to have mature plants produce more than one stem at a time.
- Sweet fragrance.
- Temperature: we have grown these with warm nights (63-65 degrees), but mature plants are fairly temperature tolerant for Vandas.
- Light: bright but indirect is best.
- Water: as with any Vanda, good air circulation and humidity are helpful.
- Notes: Vanda tricolor seems to be a pretty tolerant plant, especially with regard to potting mix. They seem to be able to "put up" with old mix fairly well. The plants can become very large (we've seen 6-7 foot plants here) and often put out keikis. A central plant with 4 or 5 mature keikis all in bloom is pretty spectacular. This one also seems to do well under "home" conditions.