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Vanda helvola

Vanda helvola

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. helvola
Alliance:
Binomial name
Vanda helvola
Blume 1849


Vanda helvola is an species in the genus Vanda.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with three to five 5 cm flowers. Flowers are 5 cm wide and slightly fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the montane and riverine forest of Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Western Malaysia at elevations around 400 to 1500 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged 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 helvola alba Vanda helvola var albino Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Reddish Vanda

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