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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Dec 14, 2017 8:08 AM CST
@ursula,
Orchid-Vandachostylis-Charm-Blue-Star is so pretty and unusual. What are the requirements for its care? (All I have is a sunny window and a pebble tray.)
Carol H. Sandt

“...while the self-reflexive ego thinks by means of noting differences and drawing distinctions, spiritual awareness 'thinks' by an innate perception of kinship, of belonging to the whole." -- Cynthia Bourgeault
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Dec 14, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Carol, I keep it sunny and since it dries out quickly in this basket, I water it daily. Minimum temperatures are kept at 60 degr F. Can you hang it above the pebble tray? That would be better.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Dec 14, 2017 10:26 AM CST
@Ursula,
Yes, I could suspend it above a pebble tray. Is a basket essential or would a ceramic orchid pot with many large holes work? I haven't yet learned why particular pots or baskets are used for particular orchids, but Vanda always seem to be grown in a basket.
Do you know of a source for this lovely cultivar?

Carol H. Sandt

“...while the self-reflexive ego thinks by means of noting differences and drawing distinctions, spiritual awareness 'thinks' by an innate perception of kinship, of belonging to the whole." -- Cynthia Bourgeault
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Greenhouse
Ponds Keeper of Koi Forum moderator Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Adeniums Spiders!
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Ursula
Dec 14, 2017 2:46 PM CST
Carol, I simply grow mine in a basket because it seemed happier that way. Perhaps growing one in a pot might be ok under your conditions, there is truly no rule. Whatever works for you! Smiling
Carter and Holmes sells sometimes similar plants. I pick up most of my Orchids at shows, looking around the vendor tables for goodies.

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