Orchid Plants

Vanda Orchid

simona.damerell added on May 24, 2017 | Answered

Hi I received a Vanda orchid as a gift. It was placed in a long glass jar for about 3 months until I realised that it was not a good place for it. I took it out and hung it by the window where it gets light and a bit of sun. I noticed that there are no bright green fleshy roots, only thin light brown ones which are extremely long. I spray the roots every second day. We live in Kloof, Durban, the temperatures are a little lower than in Durban itself. I am worried that there are no new roots coming through. Any suggestions? Simona Damerell

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Answered on May 25, 2017

A Vanda Orchid needs to be in a growing condition much like it would be in the outdoors.
It was good to remove it from the glass container.
You can root prune the dead or soft roots. Use sterile tools.
This article has more information and an image of healthy roots.


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