Aerides quinquvelnera sp. - BS Without flowers
Aerides quinquvelnera sp. - BS
Flower Colour: White/ Pink
Flower Size: 2-4 cm
Conditions: Intermediate to warm
Plant Size: Matured | Please refer to plant picture for size reference.
Pot Size: 10 cm (Square Basket)
Potting Media: None
Vanda Care Guide
Vanda Care Guide
Vandaceous plants require daily watering and in the summer probably twice a day. Spray the water on the roots until the grey roots turns green. You can also soak the roots once in a week with fertilizer water, if the plants appear dehydrated. Learn more about watering here
Aerides quinquvelnera is a species found in Malaysia and the Philippines. Pendulous inflorescence with lots of fragrant, waxy, Pink, and white flowers. These are also called foxtail orchids. This large-sized species can be found growing epiphytically on trees on the islands of Southeast Asia. There, it is exposed to bright light and intermediate to warm temperatures. High humidity will greatly benefit the growth of this species!
The word "Aerides" is also the common name of the Tower of the Winds in Athens, Greece. The name of the genus refers to the epiphytic growth habit of the species and literally means "air plant"
These orchids are all epiphytic. They do not like any potting medium. Vanda orchids must not be allowed to dry out entirely. Saturate the roots with water every time you water them, which means the roots should turn green and retain a drop of water at the tip. Watering of these Vandas must be done with care to prevent water from remaining in the crowns ( top leaves), a condition that can cause crown rot.
Photo Courtesy: Orchid Roots, Waribam Amarjeet
1. Colors, patterns & size of the flowers can vary due to the variations produced by hybrids or species.
2. There are chances that the buds/flowers could dry up in transit during Shipping after packing.
3. The local climatic conditions, season and the nutrition given can affect the brightness & colour intensity of flowers.
4. While we make every effort to match the actual colours of the flowers, the photographs may not be the exact representation, due to different monitor settings.