Vanda Orchid

Common Names: Vanda Orchid

Botanical names: Vanda spp., VAN-da

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 7 to 14 days

Storage temperatures: 55 - 60 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Vanda orchid blossoms are typically large and striking. Each flower consists of several broad, overlapping petals arranged in a star-shaped formation. The petals may have slightly ruffled edges, adding to their visual appeal. Flowers are flat, 2-4 inches across, in groups of up to 15 flowers on a stem.

Color: Blue, Orange, Pink, White, Yellow

Botanical facts: While not all Vanda orchid varieties are fragrant, some emit a delicate and pleasant scent. The fragrance can vary depending on the specific cultivar, ranging from sweet and floral to citrusy or spicy notes.

Design notes: With their large showy blossoms and vibrant colors the Vanda Orchid is an excellent and exotic addition to a floral arrangement.

Purchasing hints: Select healthy stems with vibrant flowers. Chilling injury or ethylene damage appears as translucent or dried patches on petals and sepals.

Conditioning: Cut the stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: The petals of Vanda orchid blossoms have a smooth and slightly waxy texture, giving them a glossy appearance. This texture adds to their overall allure and makes them stand out among other flowers.