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Vanda javierae

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Vanda
Species: V. javierae
Binomial name
Vanda javierae
D. Tiu 1984

Vanda javierae is an species in the genus Vanda.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with several 6 cm flowers.


Plants grow in the forest usually near water in the island of Luzon in the Philippines at elevations of 1200 meters. V. javierae has leaves which are 20 cm long and are leathery. It grows up to 35 cm and yields at least 5-6 distinct white flowers with red-brown lip.


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.


Common Names: Mrs. Javier's Vanda