Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea


Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea


State:Young plant
Age: 1 year for flowering
Type of Pot:Pot 05cm
Substrate:Pine bark
Cultivation location:Exterior / Interior
Light Level:Shade

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Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea: A Hybrid Orchid of Enchanting Beauty

The Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea is a stunning hybrid orchid, resulting from the cross between Papilionanthe teres (also known as Vanda teres) and Vanda coerulea. This combination blends the delicate charm of Papilionanthe with the striking elegance of Vanda, creating a unique and captivating flower.

Characteristics of Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea:

  • Size: The size of the plant can vary depending on the influence of each parent. Papilionanthe teres is usually smaller, reaching around 30 cm, while Vanda coerulea can grow up to 1 meter. The hybrid orchid generally falls within an intermediate range, between 40 and 70 cm in height. Its monopodial growth (with a single main stem) makes it suitable for cultivation in hanging pots or on ornamental tree barks.
  • Flowers: The main attraction of Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea is its charming flowers. They inherit characteristics from both parents, displaying petals that can vary from white with stripes and violet spots (influence of Papilionanthe teres) to intense sky-blue (influence of Vanda coerulea). The lip is usually colorful, with shades of yellow, orange, or red with contrasting details. The overall shape of the flower resembles butterflies in flight, reinforcing the heritage of Papilionanthe teres.
  • Flowering: Flowering mainly occurs in spring and summer, extending over several weeks and gracing the surroundings with a unique visual spectacle.
  • Fragrance: The fragrance of Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea can vary depending on the influence of each parent. Papilionanthe teres has a soft and sweet perfume, while Vanda coerulea may have a more pronounced and floral aroma. The fragrance of the resulting hybrid orchid is usually a balance between these scents, becoming sweet and pleasant.

Care for Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea:

  • Light: Prefers filtered indirect light, similar to the light it would receive under the canopy of trees in its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight for long periods, as it can burn the leaves. Watering: Keep the substrate moist but not waterlogged.
  • Irrigation: Keep the substrate moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the aerial roots appear whitish, using warm water. Provide good ventilation to prevent root rot.
  • Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize monthly with orchid-specific fertilizer diluted in water. Reduce fertilization in autumn and winter.
  • Temperature: The ideal temperature ranges between 18°C and 27°C. Avoid extreme temperatures as they can affect flowering.
  • Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity (around 60-80%). Use a humidifier or place the pot on a tray with water and pebbles to increase air humidity.
  • Substrate: Use a special substrate for epiphytic orchids, such as coarse treated tree bark, coarse coconut fiber, or charcoal.
  • Mounting or potting: Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea can be grown in pots with excellent drainage or mounted on wooden boards or ornamental tree barks, as long as they provide support for the aerial roots.

Tips for Success with Papilionanthe Teres x Vanda coerulea:

  • Provide adequate support for the plant, especially if grown in a pot, to encourage vertical growth.
  • After flowering, cut the flower stalk just below the last node that bloomed. This can encourage the plant to produce new flowers.
  • Clean the leaves and aerial roots with a soft damp cloth to remove dust and debris.
  • Carefully observe the plant for signs of pests or diseases and treat them promptly.

Additional information

Weight0,5 kg
Dimensions10 × 10 × 20 cm

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