Vanda cristata – Fragrant Species

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Fragrant Vanda cristata

This medium sized, monopodial epiphytic species from the montane forests of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet China on moss covered trees at altitudes of 600 to 2300 meters and is a small sized, warm to cold grower that can take some full sun with a stout stem carrying coriaceous, recurved, truncately tridentate apically, conduplicate, linear leaves that are articulated basally to the imbricate sheathing leaf bases and blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, descending, short, few (2 to 8) flowered inflorescence with short, broad bracts that are shorter than the leaves.

It has fragrant floral scented, waxy, long-lived flowers with horns on the apex of the lip which is the determining factor between this species and Vanda alpina.

NOTE: This species will bloom in small plant.

You can grow it in a 4" basket, bare root if you have high humidity and water them daily. Or you can plant it in a 6" baskets with moss or clay pot with extra large New Zealand bark. This will keep moisture around the roots so you don't have to water daily.

Pot size: 3" pot
Color(s): Green with white, red on lip
Bloom: Blooming size
Plant tall: 5" – 7"
Temperature: Warm to Cold
Light Level: High
Water: Keep moist and can be dry out between watering
Fertilizer: Heavy feeder. Often 2 - 3 times a week
Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, Fall