Ascocenda & Vascostylis and more

Ascocenda and Vascostylis can be relatively compact plants. These can take between 50% to 100% sunlight. For those living in high rise dwelling, these Ascocenda and Vascostylis will be good choice for hanging along windows or balcony. Many varieties that were crossed with Ascocentrum (now know as Vanda) produces very free flowering and raceme with neatly knitted inflorescence at regular intervals as shown.

Here are some other orchids flowering for the first time over the past three months without updates. Vanda Loke (Vanda lamellata x Vanda luzonica) is cultivated from seedpod and thus there are different variations for this variety. For the Coryanthus, its our first time cultivating these variety. They are relatively easy to grow in our climate and easy to propagate. The entire half bench worth were propagated from a single plant that we purchased during the WOC.

Every now and then, we get inquiries on whether we provide services for transplanting multiple pots of orchids into a single planter to be sent as a gift. Yes, we do, however kindly write in stating your requirements (e.g. the variety/colour of orchids, number of plants and type of pot) and we will send you a quotation based on your requirement shortly. Here are some pictures for illustrations.

Last month, we’ve been informed that there’s been taxonomic revision to orchid names on Vandaceous plants. Papilionanthe is now accepted as a separate genus. Ascocentrum is now classified under Vanda. This resulted in changes in genus names as well as creation of new genus names like Papilionanda. Even the name of our national flower is changed to Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim from the former Vanda Miss Joaquim. Other changes include Ascocenda to PapilionandaKagawaara to Renantanda, Yusofara to Holttumara and so on. Nevertheless, here at TG, we will still continue using the traditional taxanomic nomenclature as its has been rather habituated to many of us, but at the same time we will take note of the new classifications. =)

12 Responsesto “Ascocenda & Vascostylis and more”

  1. Hi Silverleaf,

    Can you tell the culture of Coryanthus? How much sun it needs? What is the growing media?

    Nwe Lay

  2. Hi Nwe Lay,

    We cultivate our Coryanthes in wood chips under 50% shade. It can also be mounted on driftwood.


  3. Hi,

    I am looking for small sized orchid suitable for placing at office desk. Any recommendations? May or may not be fragrant.

  4. Hi Teresa,

    You may opt for mini Dendrobiums for displaying on office desktop for small sized orchids.


  5. Hi Silverelf,

    My vasco. Vinite Blue lower leaves are droppy. They kind of just bend over and fell but stay green and in that “dropped” position. What could be the cause? I water it every morning and evening.

    Another newly acquired ascocenda is starting to behave the same way even though it started to sprout a new root. Could it be not enough sun light?

  6. Hi Carrie,

    Yes, try increasing the exposure of the plant to sunlight.
    Vandaceous plants usually need more sunlight than Dendrobium.

    Another possibility might be that your air humidity is low.
    In Singapore our air humidity is usually very high, more than 85%.
    You might wish to install an automated misting system to mist the surrounding of your orchid.


  7. Hi Silverelf, not sure if it is an Ascocenda or a Vascostylis, I got one with waxy deep red color blooms from your nursery yesterday and to my amazement, it has a light fragrance. However, I didn’t get to know the name. The petals are round and flowers are compact. Would you please let me know the name?

  8. Dear Jim,

    I believe it is Ascocenda Meda Arnold, its been renamed to Vanda Meda Arnold now.
    I wasn’t aware that this variety is fragrant.


  9. Hi Silverelf,

    I’m looking for fragrant orchid plants to grow in my balcony area which has morning sun only. Any recommendations?

  10. Dear Evelyn, You can take a look at our weblink, we have the Vanda Mimi Palmers.

  11. Hi
    I have bought 3 pots of orchids on 6 Dec ’15.
    Two pots were requested delivery to 18 Faber Park.
    I would like to know the names of these 2 orchids that we sent to Faber Park.
    The gardener told me that one of them is a species given to President Obama and the other one is named as Chua Chu Kang.

    Can you tell me the international name of these two orchids? Are they belonging to Vanda group?

    SF Goh

  12. Dear Miss Goh,

    We’ve replied you via email.
    Both varieties are Papilionanda hybrids.

    Thank you.


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