Palm Trees

Vanda on palm tree for 12 years and is not blooming now. Had winds from Hurricane Dorian and wondered if

Zone Delray Beach Fl. | plantladyy39 added on September 15, 2019 | Answered

I have a Vanda that has been on a palm tree for about 12 years and has multiplied many times. However, it is not blooming now, the leaves are green and it is growing. We did have winds from Hurricane Dorian recently and I was wondering if that had an effect on the orchid. I have fertilized it after the hurricane left, throwing pellets on it but nothing has happened. Thank you. I don't know how to take a picture and put it here.

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Answered on September 16, 2019

There are many cultivars of Vanda that do not bloom at all! You will have to check with the grower, or place that you purchased to know which variety that you have.

If you know that this is a blooming type, then there could be environmental factors, such as cold winters, or too much sun. Lack of humidity will also cause this, as can over or under fertilizing.

This article will help you to grow them:

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