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New leaf question

This is a discussion on New leaf question within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I posted some pictures of the leaves so you all can see the colour. Please ...

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    I posted some pictures of the leaves so you all can see the colour. Please advise me if the leaves look too dark to you. Thanks, Gabi.
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    Sorry for the quality of the pictures, they're made with my phone.
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    Yes Lizzy, the bulbs are fluorescent, not incandescent, and I can't move the plants any closer to the windowsill, because I don't have room for that. The window is not shadowed by anything growing outside.

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    The leaves and plants all look great and healthy to me!!
    Hopefully they are and other people think so, because my phals look like that too!

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    Ya, I think they look very healthy and happy! There color is sort of dark but they still look great. I like to give them a little extra light while they are developing new leaves so they don't have to stretch in search for more light. Although, I completly understand the space issue.

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    Thanks very much for your advise. I've convinced my fiancee to move the furniture around the room and so moved the plants closer to the window, at about 3,5 feet from it. They have brighter light now, and I'll still leave the lights on them. I hope they will be happier now. I sure do hope they will not be shocked by the move. What do you think?

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    I think they will be fine. That sounds like a good distance. Let me know how they do!

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    3,5feet is ok... I grow mine in the same distance and they bloom and grow ok

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    Thanks Lzzy & Anna. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope they'll do fine.

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    Hello everybody. I haven't posted an update in a while now and I decided it was time (with questions of course ). The new leaf on the white phal has grown quite a bit since then (it's about a month and a half old)(first picture), also the plant started to grow new roots, and a new secondary spike on the old one, which has been cut below the third node. My question is, is it normal, since the leaf hasn't finished growing, for the plant to shoot another new leaf? (last picture)
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