Category: Vandaceous

To the Point

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 1 month ago Terete-Leaved Orchids are Candidates for Bright Light ORCHIDS WITH THIN, TAPERING, pencil-shaped leaves that are rounded in cross section have what botanists term terete leaves. This rather un... Read More

VANDAS: Inducing Rooting

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago To make roots appear half -way up the stem so that dividing and repotting can follow, peel the tight brown outer covering "bark" off the stem; a root tip should appear soon after. AU76-129 Read More

VANDAS: Crown Rot

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago During rainy weather in Florida additional protection is advised; deposit a small teaspoonful of Captan in the uppermost leaf axils and the crown; with each watering or rain a deposit of Captan wil... Read More

VANDAS: Lack Roots Up-stem for Repotting

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago Air-layer the stems to induce rooting by wrapping some places on the stem with moist sphagnum wrapped with polyethylene secured top and bottom with string or elastic, until new roots are large enou... Read More

VANDAS: Leaves Curl, Turn Yellow and Fall

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago This shows up in the fall, with cool weather; it is caused by a poor root system, or nutrient deficiency; fertilize regularly during the summer. F76-33 Read More

BASKETS: For Vandaceous Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago Because these plants set back if moved from their pots, a basket is preferred so that the plant and basket can be soaked in water so the roots can be coiled around the basket before it is placed in... Read More

VANDA MISS JOAQUIM: A Problem Plant

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago The base of the leaves is discolored; caused probably by red spider; they hide in the sheaths; spray with Kelthane or Dimite, then again three days later. F70-182 Read More

VANDA RINGSPOT: Possibly a Virus Disease

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago Slightly raised yellow concentric rings mostly on the upper leaf surface; green bands appear between the rings then fade and become yellow; with age the area dies and turns purple-black; no control... Read More

VANDAS: Air-layering

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago Cut around the stem into live tissue; dust with Rootone, and place wet sphagnum over it, cover with polyethylene and secure with elastic bands; wait till roots are 1.5 inches, cut off and pot. F70-117 Read More

VANDAS: Leaves Fold in V-shape

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted about 4 years ago Caused by insufficient water and/or humidity and/or excessive sunlight. F76-85 Read More

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