How to propagate Vanda orchides is not an easy question to answer. It’s actually quite simple if one just knows what’s required. How to propagate Vanda orchides starts with establishing that plant is already established and has, at the same time, developed a root system. Look closely at the plant under the pot and you will see white Vanda orchid roots sprouting along a shallow stem. Leaving the young stem in an empty pot and planting the newly transplanted stem into a well-poured potting mixture formulated especially for orchids will result in a fully established plant which should grow roots and produce new flowers in no time.
The clearest way of learning how to propagate Vanda plants is by observing the number of leaves and the number of roots on the flower. For each type of orchid, the flowers have a definite number of leaves. When you see two or more leaf buds with two or three roots on the flower it means the stem is positioned on a branch where there is sufficient light but no direct sunlight. Just like sunlight, the root system needs direct sunshine to survive.
To start or propagate Vanda orchids from other plants, the best approach is to look at the growing conditions of the individual plant. If you see that the roots are getting enough water then you know that they are getting some amount of indirect light. All other types of Vanda orchids require direct sunlight so make sure you water them properly before transplanting them. If the plant receives a lot of water it is also possible that some of the leaves will grow tall and block the stems of the roots.
Next, we will talk about the root systems of vanda orchids need to be maintained. You need to keep the roots warm because they are the ones that absorb most of the nutrients. As long as the soil has sufficient amount of nitrogen and phosphorous it will help maintain the growth of the plants. If you want to increase humidity then you should put in some sand or dirt.
It is better to use a pot that is made of heavy clay or stone. This kind of pot will allow the roots to grow deeper. You can also put some peat moss in the bottom of the growing medium if you don’t have any pot. The only problem with these kinds of pots is that they tend to retain the soil moisture which results in the plant drying out.
Then there is the time when the new leaves that grow are covered with tiny black dots. This is called nylex. These black dots are actually called crenate and stellate. The reason why they are called black dots is because they form when the plants are growing. Once they form, you have to remove them so that the new leaves will have enough space to grow.
Another important thing that you have to remember in caring for Vanda is that proper air circulation is very important. The root system of these orchids requires adequate amount of air for better nutrient absorption and proper growth. You can do this by using a spray bottle with water sprayer and placing the pot in the center of your garden. Turn the water sprayer on full strength and wait until it covers the entire pot.
Now let it go and wait for several days. Just check on the plants every other day to see if they have new leaves. Once you do this, you should start to see new root sprouts. Once you have done this, you need to repot your plants and move them to another pot. Repeat the process until you finish repotting all the plants.