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Vanda coerulea

Vanda coerulea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. coerulea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Vanda coerulea
Griff. ex Lindl. 1847


Vanda coerulea is an species in the genus Vanda.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in fall to winter with many 10 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants grow in the forest of India, Burma, China, and Thailand at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and cool to warm temperatures. If hung, the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Vanda coerulea 2 Vanda coerulea variant Sepals and petals are white, lip is white
Vanda coerulea 3 Vanda coerulea variant Sepals and petals white with purple tessellation, lip is purple

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Blue Vanda

SynonymsEdit

  1. Vanda caerulescens Lindl. 1857


LinksEdit

Vanda coerulea covered in snow

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