Q.Vanda Coerulea Alba Lose Of Leaves
Hi my name is Patrick and I have collection of 10 vandas all grown in my bathroom with t 5 h.o. Light and humidifier. Almost all have bloomed two are to young. I bought this vanda Coerulea Alba August of last year and it was in bad shape at the roots and crown. The crown top of the plant lost its leaves either from crown rot or they cut the top ? I don’t know and don’t know what are the little pyramid things growing out of the top. I thought they were going to bloom but they haven’t done anything. What is happening at the top? And what can be done to get it to grow and flower? Can the plant be divided? Thank you for your time
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It is hard to say what happened to the top. I can say that those are aerial roots that are protruding from the top. It will become another rooting portion of the plant.
As for why it won't flower- This could be due to age. It may not be old enough to set blooms yet. Proper care will tell over time. Alternatively, you can fertilize with an orchid fertilizer as a foliar spray. This can help give it a boost to start the flowering process.
Here is an article for more information on their care: