(VAN-da) Vanda (VAN-da)- Vandas are captivating orchids that may be grown with relative ease. Vandas are vascular plants with monopodial growth habits, that grow upward from a single point. Growth arises from the crown of the plant. Flowers are available in attractive rich colors, including blue, red, orange and yellow. The flower spikes, which usually carry 8 to 10 blooms, arise from the base of the leaves and last for several weeks. Light- Vandaceous orchids require strong light. Provide full morning sun when possible. Semi-terete and terete types can be grown in full sun all day in tropical areas where the humidity is high. Strap-leaved plants need additional protection during the hottest part of the day. The plants need to adapt/acclimate slowly to any increase in lighting. Watering- should be applied frequently when the plants are in the growing phase, but the roots must dry quickly. Because of this, and their extensive root system, they are mostly grown in slatted-wood or plastic baskets, or in pots with a coarse potting medium. If their situation is warm and sunny (Summer months), they may need daily watering. Water less in the winter months when there is less sun and heat. Temperature- Most vanda like it on the warm side, and do not like to go below 55°. Colder spells can be tolerated for a short time if it is not windy and wet. Optimum night temperatures are 60° to 70° F , and a maximum of 95° F during the day if very humid. Warmer temperatures mean faster growth, which must be balanced with higher humidity, air movement, and increased water and fertilizer. Days should be warm and humid for optimum plant growth. Humidity- Vandas prefer high 60 to 80% humidity. A high humidity is essential during the growing season, from early spring through late fall. During the summer, watering should be supplemented with daily misting of the leaves. Humidity Trays may be needed if your Vandas are growing indoors. Fertilizing- Vandaceous orchids require generous amounts of nutrients. Give plants in the greenhouse a solution of a fertilizer, such as 20-20-20 or 15-15-15, weekly during the growing season. Outdoor plants require a heavier concentration of the same fertilizer. During winter, when growth is slower, apply the same proportions every two weeks rather than weekly. In addition, substitute a fertilizer high in phosphorus (10-30-20) at every third feeding to remove built-up salts, flush plants with plain water once a month. Potting- Vandas can be grown in either a pot with large/coarse bark or in Baskets suspended by a wire. Plants grown in baskets do not need to be repotted often as those in pots. Vandas grown in pots should be repotted once every two years. Repotting should be done in the spring.
(eh-pee-DEN-drum) The epidendrum is one of earliest established genera of orchids with over 1,000 different species. Many Epidendrums can be found growing at sea level, and some of its species can be found at higher elevations up in the mountains. Most Epidendrums have reed-like stems that resemble the Dendrobium orchid’s growth habits. These inflorescences are usually long and produce brightly colored clusters of flowers in shades of white, orange, red, yellow, lavender, or fuchsia. Here in Hawaii we only grow and sell the warm growing type of epidendrum. Water- Epidendrums like lots of water in the growing season as they are very fast growers and need enough hydration to build new growths. Water every 2-3 days throughout the spring and summer growing season. Less water is required in the fall and winter months. Water every 5-7 days at that point, allowing the plant to almost dry out between watering. You can help encourage bud growth by withholding water for about a month, however, make sure that your orchid remains happy. Light- This is a very important requirement for growing and blooming epidendrums well. They require high light throughout the year. It should be equal to or slightly more than that given to cattleyas. Some epidendrums will acclimate to full sun. If your orchid is receiving the ideal amount of sunlight the foliage will be grassy green with a slight tinge of red in color. If your plant is receiving too much light the leaves can start to turn a brownish-bronze or dark reddish color. If you do not give enough light it will cause the orchid to become very tall and will keep the plant from producing flowers. Temperature- Epidendrums can adapt to a wide range of temperatures. Nighttime temperatures can range between 55 to 70°F and daytime temperatures 80 to 90°F. Plants can tolerate temperatures of up to 100°F, if shading, humidity, water and air circulation are increased. Most epidendrums can tolerate low temperatures into the low 40's for short periods of time. Humidity- The ideal humidity range to grow your Epidendrums is somewhere above 50%-60% humidity. Remember to have adequate air movement for your orchids by opening a window and letting in the breeze or by placing an oscillating fan nearby. This will help mimic the breeze that the orchid would receive in nature. Potting- Epidendrum like to potted with a medium that allows for good drainage. A recommendation is to mix both a fine and medium-grade bark with perlite works well. Epidendrums can also grow very well attached to a mount, in raised planter beds (never pot with dirt), or outside in x-large cement or clay pots if you live in an area that doesn’t experience frost. Once the plants begin to grow taller you should stake them for support. We recommend repotting every 2 years.
- Dendrobium Aggregatum
The Dendrobium Aggregatum is an epiphyte, that is found from North-East India through Indochina and Thailand. Plants have been found at altitudes of above 500 meters but can also be grown in warmer to intermediate conditions. The plant is open to a variety of different situations as long as it gets plenty of light, water, and a winter rest. Lighting: The Den. Aggregatum needs a lot of diffused sunlight (about 35-50% shade). Most will grow well under the same light conditions as most cattleyas. When pseudobulbs turn a reddish color, the plant is receiving the most light it can handle and should be left in place unless it starts to sunburn. During the plant's winter rest, the amount of sunlight should be maintained (do not give it less light). Temperature: In their native habitat, these orchids experience mild to warm daytime temperatures in spring and summer, and generally cooler temperatures in the winter. This type of plant can grow in a wide range of temperatures, daytime temps can be in the 70's-80's. But it is not unusual for this type of dendrobium to handle temps in the summer months in the high 90's if the weather is humid). The winter night temperatures range from about 45°F to about 60°F. Watering: The watering may be the most crucial element to success with these orchids. Their native conditions are fairly wet during the late spring, summer and early fall. Rainfall can be quite heavy for a few months, but it tapers off in the late fall, and winter months are fairly dry. Water the plants regularly when they are actively growing; mounted plants can be watered daily if air circulation is good. When the new pseudobulbs have matured in the fall, gradually reduce watering, and allow the plant to dry between watering. Fertilizer: These dendrobiums benefit from regular feeding when they’re actively growing. Any balanced, water-soluble fertilizer can be used, diluted according to package directions. We feed once a week during the active growing season. Reduce feeding in the fall and eliminate it completely when the plants are resting in the winter. Resume feeding when the plant begins to grow again, or when it begins to initiate flower spikes. Winter Rest: Den. Aggregatum requires a winter rest period. For a few months (Nov-Jan), the plant should be exposed to 50-60-degree temperatures at night with slightly warmer days. Watering should be gradually withdrawn and fertilizing completely stopped. Plants should be watered very sparingly throughout the rest period if the pseudobulbs show extensive shriveling. Some shrinkage should not be alarming, and plants may be partially deciduous. Sun exposure should remain the same from the growth period through the rest period in order to ensure spring blooms and growth.
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Todas las entradas Search Growing Heat Tolerant Cymbidiums Growing heat-tolerant cymbidiums (HTCs) in warm to hot climates is fairly easy and very low maintenance. The ease is comparable to growing dendrobium or catt... Dendrobium Aggregatum The Dendrobium Aggregatum is an epiphyte, that is found from North-East India through Indochina and Thailand. Plants have been found at altitudes of above 50... Basic Orchid Care Place orchids in a location where there is bright light, but not in direct sunlight. Most orchids like bright filtered light or early morning direct sun. Us... Bulbophyllum Bulbophyllums are one of the easiest genera to grow and bloom when provided with the right environment. Most variety of this group require nearly the same ... Cycnodes This unusual group of orchids offers fascinating, waxy flowers that are fragrant when the temperatures are warm. Almost always deciduous, the pseudo bulbous... Phalaenopsis (fail-eh-NOP-sis) MOTH ORCHIDS, OR PHALAENOPSIS (fail-eh-NOP-sis), are some of the most rewarding orchids for the beginner. Their cultural needs are easily ... Cultural Requirements of Hono Hono Orchids The Hono Hono Orchid or Dendrobium Anosmum, has been a Hawaiian favorite for many years. The Hono Hono in Hawaiian refers to the plants’ growth habit of alt... Dendrobium (DEN-dro-bee-um) Dendrobiums are an great choice for the beginner growers. Flowers are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and shapes. From the time t... Epidendrum (eh-pee-DEN-drum) The epidendrum is one of earliest established genera of orchids with over 1,000 different species. Many Epidendrums can be found growing at... Grammatophyllum The generic name Grammatophyllum is derived from the Greek words gramma, meaning "a mark or character," and phylum, "a leaf." This probably refers to the var... Miltonia Miltonias are often called Pansy Orchids because their flowers are flat-faced and resemble pansies in shape and color patterns. These charming attractive pla... Oncidium This is a large and diverse orchid genus with an equally diverse number of growing habitats. Oncidiums may be found growing anywhere from sea level in the tr... Paphiopedilum (paf-ee-oh-PED-i-lum) Paphiopedilums are often called Lady Slippers because their unique lip is shaped like a pouch. The interesting flowers are available in... Vanda (VAN-da) Vanda (VAN-da)- Vandas are captivating orchids that may be grown with relative ease. Vandas are vascular plants with monopodial growth habits, that ... Cattleya (Kat-lee-uh) Cattleyas are known as the "The King of the Orchids". They are best known for being the classic corsage orchid. Cattleyas are an excellent choic...
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about us We are a couple that migrated from Mexico in 1999, our five children were born here, of which we are very proud. In 2015, we moved to Florida where we called it "Our Paradise." Since I arrived I started planting fruit tree plants and some other ornamental plants, but I always had that inclination for orchids and succulents. After three years I filled my backyard and it was then that I began to market my plants. In this same period of time my wife was working on the elaboration of glass bases with designs based on materials from the sea, it was then that in October of 2019 we decided to unite our dreams and create a single business and offer our products under a single brand San-Vaz Natural Creations, LLC. Since then, we have worked together as a team to offer the best quality in each product that we deliver to our clients, our greatest job being the satisfaction of each person who requests our products. Contact Us Contact Us Thanks for submitting! Submit