Orchids forum: why is my vanda doing this

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 5, 2017 4:28 PM CST
My vanda pacharas delight has this one root growing horizontal, with new green points. While all the rest are just going downward with no new points? How come
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Brenden
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 5, 2017 4:31 PM CST
It's new and actively growing. It is a good thing.

Jim
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Ursula
May 5, 2017 4:45 PM CST

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I agree! Looks happy!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 5, 2017 4:46 PM CST
Yep, the green tips are growing points. Those are nice big healthy roots you're growing there!

Eventually that root will hang down and join the others, don't worry. Vandas definitely have a mind of their own as to where their roots wander off to. I recently found one that had invaded its neighbor's wood slat basket and gone all the way through the bottom of the other plant, then out the other side of the basket.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 5, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Thank you so much guys, I love this site because of all of the nice and informative individuals here!

I could definitely be treating her better.

More sun for sure, just Michigan is so eradic when dealing with weather.
Brenden
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 5, 2017 5:29 PM CST
Ok, what about the tiny black dots.

Got this plant a month ago. No dots.
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it's blurry I know.... but even the new growth point has them

and 1 more thing. 1 leaf was against my window and it got cold outside, frost bit the leaf. Is there a possibility the damage is making the plant sick? Should I cut the leaf off?


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Brenden
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
May 5, 2017 7:12 PM CST
If the dead spot becomes infected, a yellow zone will surround it. If the yellow area grows in size, you may have to remove the leaf. Right now I see no sign of infection so leave it alone. Too early to worry about the black spots. All orchids seem to have them.

Jim
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
May 6, 2017 7:29 AM CST
I agree. I stopped worrying about the black spots for as long as it is not the type that spreads fast.

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