WSBEorchids

365 days of orchids – day 246 – Vanda pumila

We have seen this small growing Vanda species in Sikkim growing on roadside trees at around 300-500m altitude alongside Vanda ampulacea (see day 130). It grows in exposed positions in good light and survives the dry season (winter) with its thick leaves and abundant fleshy roots.

We grow this species mounted and keep it wet in summer but give it a cooler dry winter by moving it from Warm Asia to hanging in the roof of Cool Americas.

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