ORCHIDS ASIA provides a range of orchids like Dendrobiums, Arandas, Arantheras, Mokaras, Vandas, Cattleyas, Phalenopsis, Oncidiums, Cymbidiums and other intergenerics. Plants in small, medium, and blooming sizes are available
Orchids, Anthuriums, Heliconias, Pineapple, Foliage
Mokara is an artificial hybrid generic name. It derives from the combination of ArachnisX Ascocentrum X Vanda.
The first Mokara Hybrid was Mokara Wai Liang ( " Arachnis Isable X Ascocenda Red Gem). It is namd after C.Y.Mok of Singapore, who registered the first such hybrid in 1969.The plant form is a combination of those in hte three parent genera. In general it seems very similar to that of Aranda.
Mokara Hybrids are now the more popular cutflowers when considering the non- dendrobium type flowers.
Cultivation and propogation are very similar to those for the arandas.
The first Mokara hybrid was called Mokara Wai Liang, named after C.Y. Mok of Singapore. This hearty hybrid has a unique flower shape and the potential to last up to two or three weeks in the vase with proper care.
Vandaceous orchids typically require more sunlight than other types of orchids to grow well and flower. Technically, they need full sunlight, but for optimization, it would be prudent to identity the amount of sunlight required for each type of plant. Simply generalizing them based on their genus (sub-species) may not be ideal. (In the first place, telling apart Mokaras, Ascocenda, Vandas, etc poses certain difficulty). As such, a simpler way to gauge would be based on the plants’ type of leaf.
We classify based on leaf construction as strap leaved vandas, terete, semi terete and full terete leaves. Accordingly their growth pattern , light requirements, fertigation needs and water requirements vary.
Most of media used for growing Vandaceous and mokara hybrids is wooden chips, pine bark, coconut husk and charcoal. The media should hold enough water as the plant grows in full sun and so requires stress due to water loss taken care of. Over watering will induce shock. The roots that grow along the axil of the plants needs to be cooled atleast once in the morning or evening.
This orchid has flowers with the largest number of colors compared to other orchids like purple, pink, blue, red, orange, yellow, and coral with each and every color has its own range. The flower consists of three sepals, which are usually different from the petals in shape but not in color.
Selecting the right Mokara for production or cultivation will be based on habit, plant charecteristics, flowering behaviour and stem lengths.
MOKARA HYBRID LIST
Mokara belongs to Vandaceous genera. All the Vandaceous orchids are of monopodial growth habit. That is, they grow from the tip or crown of the plant. The inflorescences appear from the axis of the leaves. Flowers are long lasting and appear in a cluster along the spike.
1. Mokara Chark Kuan 'Pink' pink with spot
2. Mokara Chark Kuan 'Orange, orange with spot
3. Mokara Dinahn Shore red
4. Mokara Khaw Paik suan X Kultana Gold gold
5. Mokara Walter Oumea Pink pink
6. Mokara Mak Chin On red
7. Mokara Sayan dark pink
8. Mokara Khaw Paik Suan yellow
9. Mokara Chark Kuan Red red red
10. Mokara Yellow yellow
11. Mokara Orange orange spot
12. Mokara Pink pink
13. Mokara Red red
14. Mokara New Nora Blue blue
Magical Mokaras - The Mokara Orchid, also known as the "Smiling Orchid".
Aranda is a variety of Mokara that do not have speckles unless crossed.
ARANDA HILDA GALISTAN is a well known plant of this genus.
(Arachnis hookeriana x Vanda suavis) This hybrid was registered by the Singapore Botanical Gardens on the first of January, 1946. This hybrid is the original hybrid that has a slight fragrance.
Aranda Chao Praya Dot Com (Christine Alba)
(Aranda Christine x Vanda Thananchai) This hybrid was registered by Chao Praya Orch. on the 30th August, 2005. This is a thailand hybrid.
Kagawara is a hybrid of Vanda x Ascocentrum x Renanthera
Very similar to Mokara these beautiful genera provides stunning colors and free flowering. Kagawara christie low is a well known hybrid as well as Sandy gold.
Mokaras it is easy to cultivate from top cuts that are one feet or so to get immediate flowering and have a habit similar to its parent. The plant is monopodial in habit and very important that the top leaf sheath is not disturbed.. as its apical dominance will be disturbed. Between each leaf node it produces a flower spike.