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V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS

This is a discussion on V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; unlike some of my paphs, which grow and never bloom, this one is earning its ...

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    Default V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS

    unlike some of my paphs, which grow and never bloom, this one is earning its room & board! twice a year on a windowsill, can't ask for much more from a standard vanda!





    Registered in 1984, V. Robert's Delight is a highly-successful and heavily-awarded vanda hybrid that is renowned for producing spectacular heads of enormous well-shaped flowers. The color is extremely variable across this grex, ranging from electric blue through purple and into pink and magenta. The common denominator among the many fine cultivars is the immense size and flat form of the flowers, which are often affectionately referred to as "dinner plates". The cultivar 'Garnet Beauty' was recognized for this fine shape and deep magenta coloration, and mature plants will reliably produce heads of 5-6 inch flowers. This grex will appreciate typical strap-leaf vanda culture, which consists of high humidity, high light, and high heat! Water and fertilizer should be provided liberally during the growing season, although the media must dry out rapidly to prevent root rot. Although best suited for the greenhouse, or outdoors in warm climates, vandas can tolerate windowsill culture if given plenty of light and water during the summer months.

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    Thats beautiful, I have a few RD's but not ths one. Might have to recify that.

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    Oh wow, that is a beauty! I just love that strong red!
    How are you growing this vanda and what are the day and night temps?
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    Very nice, pretty intense color, excellent job for growing it on your windowsill!

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    it sits about 6" away from a south exposure shaded lightly with a thin lace curtain. summer temps on the NYC windowsill range from 77 to 87 degrees (day) and 75 to 79 (night). that lack of differential might be a reason why some of the paphs fail to bloom!

    since the humidity is usually low, this is potted in clay aggregate pellets and watered every few days depending on conditions. a heavy daily spraying on days it's not watered. about 3/4 of the time (at least during spring to fall) I'll use half-to full strength balanced fertilizer + hormones. my other two vandas haven't been as cooperative, although they're not big mature plants like this one.

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    It is stunning, Jason. This along with the Shin Yi's Pride, Paph, must make your windowsill look just amazing right about now! Wonderful!

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    Beautiful! And grown on a NYC windowsill? You've given me hope for mine.

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    What a wonderful bloom and plant. It is so nice when they show their appreciation for all of the care that is given to them.
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    Why do you give them hormones?? and what exactly do you do with them?? Spray them or put them in the water?
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    I can't believe you bloomed that on a NYC window sill. Good growing!

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