The cream-colored blossoms of the beautiful and prized Vanda Jairak Classy orchid are marked with burgundy speckles, more densely on the lower petals. With their flattened petals arranged around a lip with a small spur, the showy, fragrant flowers grow on lateral inflorescences that appear from the axis of the narrow, strappy leaves.
Vanda orchids usually bloom every few months, with long-lasting flowers that are more short-lived if cut. Native to India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, southern China, and northern Australia, the Vanda orchid is the national flower of Singapore. It is recognizable as the flower often used in Hawaiian leis. It was discovered in 1613 by Alvin Semedo, who called it “tiao hua
January - February, March - April