Striking white flowers with an intense fragrance define this cultivar of Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata from the Amami Islands of southern Japan. Cultivars of Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata from these islands are known for their vigorous growth and tendency to produce attractive “clumps” of fans. This orchid bloomed readily within a year of being divided.
Compared to our other cultivars of Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata, which tend to bloom in late spring to early summer, this one blooms in late summer (August).
We grow our Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata in our cool room, with 50F (10C) nights in winter, and summer days into the low 80s (28C). Humidity is consistently 50-70%, and usually above 60%. I have grown them outdoors, with lower and higher temperatures accordingly, but they definitely grow more strongly — and with more beautiful foliage — when grown in our cool light room. Fortunately, they are quite compact, so our little “colony” of Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata does not take much space and is amenable to some shading from Dendrobium hanging overhead.
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