Vanda helvola

Vanda helvola

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

Vanda helvola is an species in the genus Vanda.


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


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


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.


Vanda helvola alba Vanda helvola var albino Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow.


Common Names: The Reddish Vanda

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