Taking Care of Vanda Orchids
Posted March 4, 2011on:
Vanda orchid is a type of orchid plants having almost 50 species. It is among one of the most loved and popular type of orchids because Vanda orchids are not only stunning and beautiful but also very easy to take care of. Most of the orchid flowers require special care but Vanda orchids are not demanding at all but despite of this fact, they need proper care and handling. Here in this article, I am going to give you some instructions regarding taking care of Vanda orchids.
- First of all, you have to consider about watering the Vanda orchids. You are required to water these orchids after every four to thirteen days. Watering Vanda orchids also depends on the weather conditions. They are required to be watered more often in summer and, of course, less frequently in winter season.
- While considering about watering these orchids, keep in mind that orchids should be dry before watering again.
- The next important factor which needs special care is that Vanda orchids also require humidity. In order to raise the level of humidity, you are required to spray Vanda orchids with cool water. You can do so by using a spraying bottle. Providing Vanda orchids with proper level of humidity is very important, especially during summer season or in winter season if you are providing them with heat.
- Replanting these orchids is also very important for their healthy growth. To increase their blooming performance, you can replant them after a year or two but make sure to follow the correct method of replanting. For repotting, choose a container with good drainage. It should be two inches larger than the older pot. Now remove the plant gently from the older pot along with removing all the old bark from roots. Now place the plant in the new pot making sure that its roots are evenly spread in the pot. Also remember that the new pot should be partially filled with orchid charcoal and bark before placing the plant into it.
- After placing the plant in the new pot, add more of orchid planting mix around the roots of plant, then water it properly and drain.
- When it comes to cutting the leaves, you need to be very careful. Only dead and yellow leaves should be cut off when they are withered. If you cut the leaves only because they are damaged and not dead completely then it may cause to spread the disease on the plant and the root system will also be damaged.
- Before cutting the bloom and bloom stem, make sure that they have died on their own. Doing so will help orchids to draw back their energy into plant for next blooms.
These were some useful tips and instructions that must be followed for taking care of Vanda orchids in a proper way.