Vanda baby swimAfter picking up two more vandaceous orchids last weekend I had to invest in a larger bathtub. You see, this alliance has special needs. They are best grown in bright light, bare root and with good circulation where they can dry up quickly after each watering. Not in stifling large glass jars – I foresee a lot of dead Vanda’s thanks to this trend. But they also love water.

During the cooler, darker part of the year I water them every other day or so. With more light and summer temperatures I water them daily. I leave them in to soak for about 20-30 minutes each time until the roots turn nice and green. So, since I don’t have running water in the orchid room this bathtub (plastic bin) comes in very handy.