Vanda Rumrill (V. cristata x V. curvifolia) mixes two outstanding small vandas into one. People are always looking for red-blooming orchids, so here you go! Vanda curvifolia can be tough for indoor growers or those with cooler winter temps (like me). But this cross gives you the lower light requirements and lower temp tolerances of Vanda cristata. I’ve been on the lookout for this guy for a while, so I’m happy to have him back in the lineup.
Blooming size plants
You can grow V. Rumrill like a typical vanda, i.e., in a basket/mounted, or you can opt for a pot with coarse medium. Like other vandas, they like to get wet and dry out quickly. In a basket, they should be watered every day, but in a pot, you can decrease watering to once or twice a week–err to the side of being dry except when plants are in bloom. Vandas are heavy feeders during the growing season, so fertilize regularly when it’s warm. I find they grow best in moderate to high light, intermediate to warm temperatures. SUPER EASY.