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Princess Mikasa Pink and Blue

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    They are in bloom now , sorry about the not so hot pictures ,I was on a step stool Gin

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...mikasapink.jpg">

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...mikasablue.jpg">

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    I love the colors on both od them, remind me of jewel tones. Are the plants huge?

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    Glad you like them , I measured the pink one it is the largest , it is about 24 inches from the end of the tallest leaf to the bottom of the basket . They both have offsets with spikes , I grew them hanging in an east window in the house before the green house they did fine and bloomed , I had Broms. under them that were in a large tray to catch the run off from watering , humidity about 60% watered in the am . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin
    Glad you like them , I measured the pink one it is the largest , it is about 24 inches from the end of the tallest leaf to the bottom of the basket . They both have offsets with spikes , I grew them hanging in an east window in the house before the green house they did fine and bloomed , I had Broms. under them that were in a large tray to catch the run off from watering , humidity about 60% watered in the am . Gin
    That is pretty good sized! I can only imagine how large they *will* get. I don't have a Vanda yet, I may try one in the summer.

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    I'm showing mine your pics today! Congrats on yet another successful batch of blooms. Maggie

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    Nice Vandas, Gin!

    Are they like hydrangeas, where the color flower you get is based on the water's acidity?

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    Very beautiful coloring!

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    Good question Julie ,I don't know ,I have read that temperatures can affect color , but not sure it was about orchids . Thanks for the compliments . Gin

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    Color can be affected by temperature, pH, and the micronutrients in the fertilizer.

    Those are both great spikes, Gin! I like the blue especially.....

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    Thanks for the feedback Louis ,it is appreciated Gin

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