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Aranda Noorah Alsagoff 'Sapphire'

This is a discussion on Aranda Noorah Alsagoff 'Sapphire' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Quite a nice coloron that Aranda....

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    Quite a nice coloron that Aranda.

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    Okay, the old gal has had time to unfurl every last flower. They measure in some just over 4 inches, a couple just under. And the camera actually caught the color accurately...or almost anyways. They are just a little darker in person. If I take the pic too far away they look dark royal purple, and too close in this afternoons high light they look pink....gotta love light levels and color balance. It only took about twenty pictures to get two with good color....lol.

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    Even your orchids are cheering you on and giving you "good luck" wishes pre-surgery.

    We wish you the best of luck. My husband has another procedure this week ... nothing new to him, just like with you, but still I say a few more prayers and will keep you in my thoughts as well.

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    that is fantastic , I've been afraid to try these, do you treat it like a vanda with more sun? thanks for sharing, best wishes

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    What a beauty, and with all the flowers unfurled it looks spectacular !

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    Gorgeous bloom and huge flower too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    that is fantastic , I've been afraid to try these, do you treat it like a vanda with more sun? thanks for sharing, best wishes
    Yes. Certain vanda types, mokara and aranda are a couple, can handle full sun. I took a picture yesterday as I was amazed at one of my mokara's. It leans sideways out of it's basket and was taking full afternoon western exposure sunlight and not burning or getting damaged whatsoever. The thing is you have to put them into the brighter sun slowly and they will need good airmovement to help them cope with the extra heat on their leaves. I'll attach a pic of the mokara taking full sun...vandas are forever amazing me. The terete vanda are also very high sun plants. I'm guessing i've killed a couple through lack of proper sun exposure, under fertilizing and not spraying for fungal infections as often as I should have.

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    thanks for the info and photo, you make me feel braver to try one, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Yes. Certain vanda types, mokara and aranda are a couple, can handle full sun. I took a picture yesterday as I was amazed at one of my mokara's. It leans sideways out of it's basket and was taking full afternoon western exposure sunlight and not burning or getting damaged whatsoever. The thing is you have to put them into the brighter sun slowly and they will need good airmovement to help them cope with the extra heat on their leaves.
    Not to butt in on this lovely thread with another question, but I just acquired a Vanda Pachara Delight, and I placed it right next to my Aranda and Mokara (who both love baking in the sun). Am I at risk of cooking my Pachara? Someone said Pacharas have a lot of coerulea in them, and I know Vanda Coeruleas are cooler growers. Should I move my Pachara back away from the hot, sunny window? Or do you think I could leave it where it is and just monitor it for signs of distress? It's such a beautiful plant and in perfect condition (aside from the fact that it bloomed in the shipping box and the one flower got crushed and the other buds blasted)...but besides that, it's just GORGEOUS. It was next to impossible for me to find a vase big enough to accommodate its MASSIVE root system without damaging anything! I'm kind of in love with it, to tell you the truth. The last thing I want to do is bake it, though.

    So, should I move it closer to my dendrobiums and catts, do you think? Or can I keep it where it is and just watch for yellowing of the leaves? I give it a good soak twice a day and the roots stay nice and green all day long, so that's a good sign, right? I guess I'm wondering which is worse...accidentally giving it a little too much sun initially and then backing off the sun, or not giving it enough sun and having it just sort of sit there and stagnate. Thoughts?

    And again, BEAUTIFUL Aranda!!! After seeing your pics, I just can't wait for my Noorah Alsagoff "Blue" to bloom...maybe it will grace me with some flowers next summer! I'm SO loving the vanda gang now that I've got the vase culture thing figured out! I do love the basket look, though. I wish I could put mine outside in hanging slatted baskets like yours. But hey, I'll take what I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    Not to butt in on this lovely thread with another question, but I just acquired a Vanda Pachara Delight, and I placed it right next to my Aranda and Mokara (who both love baking in the sun). Am I at risk of cooking my Pachara? Someone said Pacharas have a lot of coerulea in them, and I know Vanda Coeruleas are cooler growers. Should I move my Pachara back away from the hot, sunny window? Or do you think I could leave it where it is and just monitor it for signs of distress? It's such a beautiful plant and in perfect condition (aside from the fact that it bloomed in the shipping box and the one flower got crushed and the other buds blasted)...but besides that, it's just GORGEOUS. It was next to impossible for me to find a vase big enough to accommodate its MASSIVE root system without damaging anything! I'm kind of in love with it, to tell you the truth. The last thing I want to do is bake it, though.

    So, should I move it closer to my dendrobiums and catts, do you think? Or can I keep it where it is and just watch for yellowing of the leaves? I give it a good soak twice a day and the roots stay nice and green all day long, so that's a good sign, right? I guess I'm wondering which is worse...accidentally giving it a little too much sun initially and then backing off the sun, or not giving it enough sun and having it just sort of sit there and stagnate. Thoughts?

    And again, BEAUTIFUL Aranda!!! After seeing your pics, I just can't wait for my Noorah Alsagoff "Blue" to bloom...maybe it will grace me with some flowers next summer! I'm SO loving the vanda gang now that I've got the vase culture thing figured out! I do love the basket look, though. I wish I could put mine outside in hanging slatted baskets like yours. But hey, I'll take what I can get.
    I would put it with the others and watch for stress or sunburn. Good luck with the vase babies...I think it is so cool you can grow them that way. At least you get to enjoy the flowers in your home...which is a plus. I hope they bloom soon for you. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

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