Vanda, (abbreviated as V)
These epiphytic are distributed in the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, southern China and northern Australia.
The genus has a monopodial growth habit with leaves that are highly variable according to habitat. Some have flat, typically broad, ovoid leaves (strap-leaves), while others have cylindrical (terete), fleshy leaves and are adapted to dry periods.
Vandas are best grown suspended in baskets or mounted and usually require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If suspended, the roots must be watered frequently.