Aroids, Carnivorous Plants, Orchids , Supplies & Unusuals

Vandaceous Orchids & F A Q


*all vandaceous plants will be shipped bare roots


Neofinetia falcata v. Amani Island , Larger flower than the typical falcata. 1 growth blooming size, white fragrant flower @$25*
Neofinetia falcata variegata 1 growth blooming size , white fragrant flower @$200*, Not applicable towards bonus plants.



The genus Rhynchostylis was derived from the Greek words rhyncos, meaning snout or beak and stylis, meaning column, referring to the beak-shaped column. The plants have stout, monopodial stems with thick, fleshy strap-like leaves. The leaves have several longitudinal, pale green lines. The long and pendulous inflorescences are fragrant multi-flowered and compact and commonly known as "foxtail" orchids. The flowers are white or white with purple w/ red-lavender spots with a sloped lip. The roots are thick and fleshy, measuring from 1.2 to 1.5 cm across. They prefer medium to bright light ( about 40% shade) and warm temperature. Plants prefer to be potted in baskets or mounted on wood pieces.

Rhynchostylis gigantea var. Red Through selective breeding by Prof. Sagariki in Thailand, an additional form had been developed : the pure red fragrant form..The underside of the leaves has a dark tinge.
I/W-BR-W-4" to 10" BK- 3" to 5" stem, Blooming Size ; Red form @ $50* - SOLD OUT

Rhynchostylis gigantea var. Alba A rarer form of the gigantea and similar in size.. The flowers are pure white. and are fragrant.
I/W-BR-W-4" to 10" BK- 3" to 5" stem, Blooming Size ; White form @ $50* - ship bare roots SOLD OUT

Rhynchostylis retusa. The leaves are longer and skinnier than the gigantea. Leaves are medium-green and oftentimes bend and twist. The inflorescence is cylindrical, pendulous and densely flowered, reaching 40 to 60 cm long carrying over 60 flowers., white and sometimes sparsely dotted in pink-lavender. Flowers are fragrant.
I/W-BR-W-4" to 8" BK- BS $30 & up SOLD OUT

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The genus name Trichoglottis is derived from the Greek words trix meaning hair and glottameaning tonque, referring to the often hairy lip in the type species.

These epiphytic plants have upright and leafy monopodial stems. The leaves are short, rounded and leathery. The inflorescence arises from its leaf axil, short or long and upright. The flowers are small and have thick substance.

The plants thrive in warm temperature with medium light similar to strap-leaved Vandas. the species prefer to be grown in baskets or mounted on slabs or driftwood.

Trichoglottis brachiata This species has an upright rigid stem, bearing several rounded leaves. Leaves are thick and leathery, 3 to 8 cm long and 2.5 to 4 cm wide. The star-shaped flowers appear from the leaf axils, 2 to 3.5 cm. across. The sepals and petals are dark red-maroon and have heavy substance. The lip is five-lobed and purple magenta with a white base. It is endemic to the Philippines. It blooms from June to October. This species prefers warm temperature and 30 to 50% shade. it grows best mounted or in baskets.
I/W-BR-W-3 1/2" Net Pot - BS @ SOLD OUT

Trichoglottis philippinensis This species has a growth resembling closely to that of brachiata. The star-shaped flowers are solitary coming from the leaf axils, measuring 2.5 to 3 cm across. The sepals and petals are yellow with brown marks. Its cross-shaped lip is white. Endemic to the Philippines.It blooms in the month of March to June.
I/W-BR-W-3 1/2" Net Pot - BS @ SOLD OUT

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Vanda Species/Hybrids


Vanda luzonica seedlings
W-SH/BR-W- 4-5" LS @$20 SOLD OUT

Vanda tricolor - Divisions from indonesia , fragrant flowers
W-SH/BR-W- From $60* & up depending on size. Please call for availability

Vanda javierae The only white vanda. Species introduced recently, rare in cultivation, grows in clumps. It produces medium-size white flowers about 5.6 to 8.5 cm across which have chartreuse and reddish-brown marks in the throat of the lip. It blooms from January to March, endemic to the Philippines . It grows like a Phalaenopsis, needs shaded area, prefers low intermediate temperature.
C/I-SH-water pot once a Week then mist daily- Limited in Quantity SOLD OUT

Vanda teres v. alba 'Candida' FCC/RHS Prefers strong sunlight. Most comfortable in full sunlight. Shipping by bare roots
Division 2 feet tall @$100* SOLD OUT

Vanda Rothschildiana (sanderiana x coerulea) One of the earliest successful hybrids. Its flower - 8 to 16 on one to 3 spikes are usually flat and tesselated blue.
I/W-BR-W-4"-12" LS, 12" to 24" stem, BS - @ $100* & up SOLD OUT

All of above are referenced from following sources:

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Cultural Requirements for Vandaceous Orchids

Light and Shade

Strap Leaves Vandas require strong light as much as possible ( 60% or less shading) without injuring the leaves nor the plant.. Most vandaceous orchids thrive when temperature during the day is 65 to 90F and not lower than 55F. These plants can tolerate long spells of hot weather but quickly suffer during cold spells. Humidity should be maintained around 70 to 80%. Frequent mistings in the surroundings help maintain an even humidity

Air Movement

During the hottest part of the day, a constant gentle breeze is important to keep leaf temp. down and to avoid the sun scorching the leaves. A constant, natural breeze all day is much desired for good growth and flowering. During the colder season it is important to restrict air movement to prevent the leaves from turning yellow and consequently drop off.


Heavy drenching should be done until the roots color turn to grass green and feel spongy early in the morning. During the winter season, vandaceous orchids need watering and misting once daily. During wet weather, plants should be sprayed with fungicide at least weekly, as well as putting them under temporary cover, to avoid or prevent rot.


Vandaceous orchids are heavy feeders. During the growing season, beginning in February, plants may require weekly applications of a balanced fertilizer such as 20-20-20. To achieve sturdier leaf and stem growth, a fertilizer with high phosphorus such as 10-50-20 should be provided once a month. To remove built-up of salt residues, plants should be flushed with plain water thoroughly about once or twice each week.


Frequently Asked Questions

The answer/s given are general and we disclaim any responsibilities for any thing that would go wrong with your plants

1.. I live in hot Florida and my V. Coerulea does not do well in summer and why do I have problems reblooming my V. coerulea ?
A. Vanda coerulea is a cool grower in its native Thailand, Burma and Northwest China including India hence it requires a cooler temperature in order to do well as well as flower. Cross it with Vanda sanderiana a warm loving Vanda endemic to the Philippines and you have a hybrid called Vanda Rothschildiana. Vanda Rothschildiana becomes an intermediate grower and will thus tolerate the higher temperature in Florida. Maintain a 15 to 20F temperature differential in the fall or spring and you'll be rewarded with an inflorescence.. By the way, all of the above are available.

2. I noticed that most of the Vandas sold are in baskets with practically no mix at all. Can I pot Vandaceous plants ?
A. Vandas like to have a moist recirculating air environment. The roots require a thorough soaking once a day at least in order to absorb the water and dry out in order for the roots not to rot. . In the Northeast in our area, it is a struggle to grow vandaceous plants since they require high lights, and moist environment which we don't have in abundance specially in spring, fall and winter where the air is dry and light is at the minimum when it is cloudy. Whereas in Florida and the tropics - Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia etc. with high lights, high temperature, and high humidity, the vandaceous plants grow naturally with little maintenance. On some of our vandaceous plants, we put them in pots using a mixture of fine bark, charcoal and perlite for the smaller plant and medium to large bark, charcoal and sponge rock for the bigger plants. The goal is to keep the roots moist not wet.

3. I am getting tired of spraying the vandaceous plants everyday. Sometimes I have to do it 3 times a day specially in the summer. Any recommendation ?
A. One way to get around spraying everyday is to pot the plants. Another way is to enclose the whole plant in a clear plastic bag with a wet sphagnum moss at the bottom as your source of humidity. Keep the lid loose at the top to vent the hot air when the plant is exposed to light. Another way is by automation using a nozzle, humidistat, solenoid valve or have a humidifier to keep the humidity high. More on that later.

4. How do I know if the required humidity is enough ?
A. If you received your plant with a green root tip and over a period of time the tip turned white or off white and stop growing, your air is dry and does not have enough humidity. To inrease the humidity level, either 1. you pot the plant, 2. house the plant in a greenhouse, 3. buy a humidifier such as the humid-it as shown Humid-it

To be updated from time to time .

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