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Vanda Miss Joaquim 'Douglas'

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Synonyms: Vanda Miss Joaquim 'Douglas'
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Flowers Climber, Vine and Liana


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Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Others - Plant Morphology This cultivar of Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim has a dark fuchsia pink lip with magenta spots. 
Taxonomy Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim 'Douglas' is the current scientifically accepted name, but Vanda Miss Joaquim is a widely known synonym for Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim.
Etymology '

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Planting Remarks This cultivar should be grown against a form of support so that plant can continue to grow upright by anchoring itself via clasping roots. 
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Tissue Culture


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Pink, Purple

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit
Seed Description Numerous, dust-like seeds lacking endosperm
Seed Quantity Per Fruit Numerous (>20)

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Master ID 32596
Species ID 7008
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.