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Name: Mike S
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JMS54
Jun 13, 2016 2:48 PM CST
Hi everyone...I am wanting to get some vandas to try here in Georgia with out a lot of cost. This way I will know if I can grow them or not. Where is a reasonableplace to get them or divisions? Thank you Mike
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 13, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Keep an eye out at your local Lowe's store, Mike. They've had some nice Vandas (and some really lousy ones) for around $25 but if you can catch them marking the plants down after they finish blooming, you can get them for half price.

Other than that we have a "local" place we meet at once or twice a year in Apopka, FL that sells tons of Vandas for $12 but not in bloom.

If you get them at a show or from a grower they'll be $40 minimum for a blooming size one, from what I've seen lately. Starts that you can order online are tiny and will take you years to ever see a flower.

But if you want to order some small starts like that Motes Orchids is the most reasonable I've seen. http://www.motesorchids.com/

Carter and Holmes has a few too, but again very small and not cheap. Maybe they'd give you a deal if you visit there any time soon for supplies.
Elaine

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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jun 13, 2016 3:37 PM CST
and Mike...as a former Vanda owner..( and I live in Florida) unless you have a greenhouse these guys are pretty sensitive to cold...need lots of light and water....everyday...they are truly high maintenance plants. My suggestion is to spend your dollars elsewhere!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2016 3:51 PM CST

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I have always grown Vandas from the beginning of my obsession (?) with Orchids and I love them, but I also like the 'mini Vandas' very much.
Look for Darwinaras or as they are now called Vandachostylis. They look like Vandas, but a bunch of them will fit on a windowsill. Also Neostylis are in this grouping, like Neostylis Lou Sneary etc. Many of these pretty little gems have Neofinetia falcata in their parentage and happily many bloom several times a year. Ascofinetias are another group. ( most vendors still use old names). Also Renanetias, like Renanetia Sunrise.
I just posted the Dar. Walnut Valley today into the monthly thread.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 13, 2016 3:52 PM CST
Mike, I only have the two large Vanda and have had those two for 8 years. I don't pamper my two at all. They get watered and fertilized when all my other (mostly Cattleya Alliance) orchids do. Last year both of them bloomed three times, resting in the fall/winter. They are both in bloom now.

I don't plan on growing any other Vanda though. Every year I tell myself I should sell the two I have. They simply take up too much room in my greenhouse (now they go into my solarium). Thus it is a space issue with me. I try to never expose those Vanda to temperatures below 60F, but both got numerous early mornings in the mid to lower 50's this spring and it did not seem to bother then at all. Of course, mature plants seem to take a lot more "neglect" than seedlings do.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 13, 2016 5:07 PM CST
The mini-Vandas that Ursula mentioned do really well for me and take up little space. I would start with them.

Jim
Name: Mike S
GEORGIA (Zone 7b)
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JMS54
Jun 13, 2016 5:34 PM CST
Thank you again everyone. I will probably start with the minis..I have two Neofinetia falcata. The are both tagged with Neo, falcata, but they both have two different looking leaves. One has bloomed for me and was a really nice looking flower and smelled wonderful and the other has yet to bloom. I really like mini orchids and a few large ones. Oh who I am I kidding, I like them all...lol.
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Name: Mike S
GEORGIA (Zone 7b)
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JMS54
Jun 13, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Well, went over and looked at Motes. They have some mini vanadas at a good price. The only thing I don't like is the shipping and handling fee of $12..ugh! Could not find any of the vanadas on Ebay.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2016 7:05 PM CST

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Vandas please? Smiling

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Name: Mike S
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JMS54
Jun 13, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Thank you Ursula...It might HELP if I could spell...duh! Rolling on the floor laughing
I started the post with the correct spelling...lol Sticking tongue out
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2016 7:17 PM CST

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It happens! Smiling
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Jun 13, 2016 7:51 PM CST
yes...my preferred spelling is Vandals Whistling
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jun 13, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Try to be a better person, Lindsey. Hilarious!

Jim
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jun 13, 2016 8:10 PM CST
Y'all are cracking me up. I need to be cheered up. I saw my nose this afternoon........I wasn't supposed to see it. Not good folks.
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ardesia
Jun 14, 2016 9:52 AM CST
Aww, Ken, it takes time. In the meantime I bet your local Walgreens still has some of those red noses left. Check it out.
http://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/rednoseday.jsp

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Name: Mike S
GEORGIA (Zone 7b)
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JMS54
Jun 14, 2016 9:53 AM CST
I love getting on here and seeing all the beautiful plants and begin with great funny people. I really like you guys and ladies!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 14, 2016 10:35 AM CST
My wife, Kathy, said she would buy be a pig nose. She said it was large enough to fit over all the bandaging. She is so sympathetic. Whistling
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jun 14, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 14, 2016 4:46 PM CST

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Funny!
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Jun 14, 2016 5:34 PM CST
She is, has she said anything about a tail to go with it? No, that's being sympathetic

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