Vanda coerulea, Cool species, blooming size!

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  • Regular price $85.00


Vanda coerulea is one of the most amazing Vanda species from India, Burma and Thailand, and most likely one of the closest colors in an orchid to true blue! This is an exceptional cross with deep purple/blue 4" to 6" tessellated flowers with a light blue background. The color appears whitish when the buds first open, intensifying to a rich blue/indigo color within 7 to 10 days and can last for couple months in cooler weather. Vanda coerulea is a very important parent to make large blue purple Vanda such as V. Pakchong Blue, V. Kultana Blue... It has several long-lasting fragrant flowers. Many people grow them successfully outdoors in a cool area.

You can grow it in a 4" basket, bare root if you have high humidity and water daily. You can also plant it in a 5" basket with moss or a clay pot with extra large New Zealand bark, this will keep moisture around the roots so you don't have to water every day.

Pot size: Medium plant in 4" basket 
Color(s): Blue, purple tessellated
Bloom: Blooming Size, fragrant
Plant size: 12"-16" not including roots
Temperature: Warm to Cool (50º–85ºF)
Light Level: Medium-High
Water: Keep moist and can dry out between watering
Fertilizer: Heavy feeder. Often 2 - 3 times a week
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Shipping Policy

  • Read the description very carefully before you purchase. Due to the sensitive nature of orchids, there are no refunds or returns when plants leave our nursery.
  • You must let us know if you have special shipping needs, such as including a heat pack.
  • Plants are packed carefully, but we cannot guarantee flowers, buds, sheaths or spikes once the plant leaves the nursery.
  • We offer local pick up at the nursery in San Jose.
  • We ship within the US; outside the US by arrangement only.
  • We usually ship on Monday – Tuesday.
  • If an order is received after 9:00 AM PST Monday, we may ship the item the following week.
  • We normally ship by Priority USPS; or FedEx or UPS for large boxes.
  • We will combine shipping where possible; some orders may be in multiple boxes.
  • Plant may or may not ship with flowers.
  • We cannot guarantee a delivery gets to a specific address in the time frame requested due to current shipping conditions.
  • Time to arrival/delivery quotes are generated by USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, not Orchid Design. Also keep in mind the package will not travel in a direct route but rather from one shipping hub to another.
  • If damage occurs in shipping and you want to file a claim with USPS, FedEx, or UPS, it is your responsibility to file a claim.

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