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Theyareexceptionallyeasytocultivateifyouownagreenhouseoralathhouse.Insidethehomecaretheywillrequireextraattentiontodetail.Asa  hobbyist,Ididhowevertakethechallengeandgrowtheseinthehomeformorethanacoupleofyearsandthenmovethemoutdoorsallsummerforabitof   freshair.Ihadawoodenstructuresimilartoachildrenelementaryschooljungle_gym_Ԁwithminimalshadingonthetop.Theseplantshavemadethemove   withmefromMarylandtoSeagroveNC.andnowliveinthebigcommercialgreenhouseandhangfromthehighestpointssotheyreceivemaximum   sunlight.   Water,light,pottingmedium,andfertilizerplayequalrolesinthesuccessofrearingtheseplants. ``  _Vandas_Ԁthrivebestintemperaturesbetween60Fand90Fbutwilltoleratebothslightlyhigherandlowertemperatures.Rootandflowerdevelopmentaremost ((  vigorouswiththenighttimetemperaturerangeof60-75Fanddaytimerangeof80-90F.Droppingnighttimetemperatureslowerthanthese,cancausethe   planttogointoasemi-dormantstagewhereitwillceaseallgrowth.Youdonotwantyourplanttogointothisstagebecause,itcanstayinthisstageforover   amonthevenafteryouhavecorrectedtheconditions.  Lightconditionsfortheseplantsarethehighestyoucangivethemwithoutsunburningtheleaves.Insidethehome,growerswillhavetocompromiseby  keepingtheplantsinthesunniestsitepossible.Inthehome(Southernexposureisthebest)forthewinterandthenmovetheplantsoutsidetoalightly  shadedspot._Vandas_Ԁcantoleratefullsuniftheyaremovedoutintothissituationgradually.Babystepsjustlikeyouwouldconditionyourownskinforafull  dayoutinthesun.Theycantoleratefullmorningsuniftheconditionsinthehomewerebrightandsunnyandthenyoucanincreasethedosagealittleeach xx week.Youwanttokeepyourplantgrowing.Pottingmedium-Donotusethetypicalbarkmixfortheseorchids.Theygreatlyresentanytypeofrestrictingmix. dd Evenifyourbarkmixisinahugebarkmixitwilleventuallystarttobreakdownandwillhavetobereplaced._Vandas_Ԁdonotliketheirrootsdisturbedsoitis PP besttostickwithaninertmixatalltimesfortheseplants.Somepeopleusenothinginthepotorbasket.Otherslikemeusewinecorksinbasketstoholdthem << inanuprightpositionwhiletherootsaregrowingandattachingtothebasket.Youcanalsousewiretiestosecuretheplantinanuprightpositionandno (( mediumatall.Therootswillattachtocorksandbasketsandbeveryhappyaboutthefreedom.Largelavarockhasalsosuccessfullybeenused.  *ThebasketisoldwhenIpurchasedmyplantandIwouldliketoknowhowtohandlethissituation.Well,donottrytoremovethebasketfromtheexisting  plantunlesstheexistingrootsystemissoweakthatitisbarelyattachedtothebasket.Thiswouldstillbeatedioussituationfortheremovalofafewroots  withoutdamagingthemwouldbealmostalwaysunsuccessful.Youwouldneedtosoaktheoldbasketandrootsthoroughlyandgentlytrytoremovethese  roots.Bettersolutionistojustpurchaseahighqualityhardwoodbasketandinserttheoldbasketandplantintoitsnewbasketinitsentirety.Aplasticbasket   neverbreaksdown.Whenchoosingawoodenslattedbasket,makesureitismadefromhardwoodsorwoodthatissuitedtobeing_rewetted_Ԁonaregular !! basis.Softerwoodsbreakdownmorequicklyandthebasketwouldneedreplaced.Teak,redwood,andoakareallgoodchoices. x"x" Duringthehotsummermonthsyouwillwanttowateryourvandaceousplanteveryday. Whentemperaturesoutsideexceed90F,youmayevenwaterit @$@$ more .Thesecrettogrowingtheseplantsvigorouslyisthehighlightandgoodfeedingtheyreceive.Theyareheavyfeeders.Insidewateringandfertilizing 0%0% canbeeasilyaccomplishedbyrunningthissinksprayerontheplantsrootsandthenhavingaspraybottlewithfertilizermixhandyandthengivingtheroots  & &  aspraywiththismixture.Iwouldfertilizethemeveryotherwateringinthehome.Alwaysbesuretowaterthemdownfirstandthenspraythefertilizer  ' '! mixtureontheplantswhiletherootsarestillwet. Yourfertilizermixturewouldbestrengthofthemanufacturersrecommendedapplication. Outside ''" Irecommendyouuseahoseendsprayertoapplythewaterfirstandthenthewaterfertilizermixture.Duringthesummer,Ifertilizeeverywatering. Make ((# surethishoseendsprayerhasneverbeenusedforapplyingherbicidesinthepast. 󀀀Waterthemearlyinthedaysothewatertemperatureisnottoo ))$ shockingforthem.Neverwaterwithverycoldorveryhotwater.Asthedaygoeson,thewaterinsidethehosecanbecomeverywarm.Ifthewater **% temperaturecomingoutofthehoseiscomfortableforyou,thenitwillbefineforwateringorchids.Agoodtechniquefromthepastisthatforamidday ++& wateringduringveryhotspells,Iwouldrunthesunwarmed(veryhotwater)outofthehoseuntilitbecameacomfortablewarmtemperatureandthenwater ,,' theVandaceousplantswiththiswater.Rememberthatwateringwithcoldorhotwaterincomparisontoleaftemperaturescanshockyourplantorcauseleaf --( damage(tissue-cellulardamage) x.x.) _Rhynchostylis_Ԁcareismuchthesameexceptforlightconditionsshouldbeshadier.Theycannottoleratefullsunandshouldbegrownaround50%shaded. @0@0* Thiscaresheetisnotsuitedfor_Neofinetia_.