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Vandas by Silvervase

Posted by taipc 5b (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 16:03

I saw these strap leaved Vanda plants in flower for $50 by Silvervase. They come in a clear acryclic vase with no planting medium. They claim you can soak the roots twice a week, place in a bright spot, *but not direct sun*, and it will thrive and rebloom. Does it sound it might work? We have a south facing apartment here in Toronto, wonder if I can give them a try.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silvervase vandas care pdf

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RE: Vandas by Silvervase

Vandas like a lot of air around the roots. They also like a lot of humidity. In the right climate (warm and humid) people just grow them hanging from trees. If the balance is right they'll be better with a lot of sun. If the air is too dry then that wouldn't be good.

RE: Vandas by Silvervase

Vandas are normally quite happy in very bright light/ full sun but don't make the beginner's mistake that I have just made and put a nursery-grown plant straight into sunlight. I never thought that I would see a burnt Vanda.....:-(. None of my Vandas is grown in any compost and this is the way they are grown in Thailand. Just suspend them in the air. Good luck. Ian.

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