How To Care For Vanda And Vanilla Orchids To Make Them Last Longer

It has been known since the beginning of the world that princesses are of two types – the good ones (the delicate and the modest) and the evil ones (picky, moody and fussy). The same thing happens with orchids.

I bet that you’ve already know how to care for those modest orchids, but you should learn how to care for a fussy orchid, because these turns out being the most beautiful and spectacular flowers at your window.

► Vanilla orchid – it wants a lot of light but not direct sunlight, much humidity in the air (it would be ideally if you had an electric humidifier), water them once or even three times a week (depending on room temperature) and to leave it climbing on a palm tree trunk. It’s good to keep the young plants in suspended pots to help them flourish.

► Vanda orchid– has the same claims when it comes to humidity as vanilla orchid, but she loves the light, so, during winter, this plant demands a light supplement. The soil must be very airy (well off). It can grow even without soil on a wooden support with holes. Air roots must be vaporized with foliar fertilizer.

► Miltonia orchid– it’s full of holes: it wants a lot of light, but not direct sunlight (like vanilla orchid), the soil needs to be airy, and, as a personal fad, during winter it needs lower temperatures, about 59 degrees Fahrenheit to stimulate its flowering. Its flowers resist on the plant for up to 5-6 weeks, but if you cut them, they will wilt quickly.

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