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How safe is it to move your plant when it's in bloom?

This is a discussion on How safe is it to move your plant when it's in bloom? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I feel like I've asked this before, so pardon me if I have (I can't ...

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    Default How safe is it to move your plant when it's in bloom?

    I feel like I've asked this before, so pardon me if I have (I can't even remember what I had for breakfast), but how safe for the plant is it to move out of the light when it's in bloom? Obviously keeping them in a greenhouse or random windowsill isn't convenient when you want to enjoy your hard-earned, do the plants suffer a major set-back if you were to move them away from their main light source while they're in bloom?

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    I have done that on a regular basis without any major problems. I will move something to the kitchen or dining table.

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    I think it's more to do with temp change, not light.

    My husband got me a big pot of cym with 2 spikes with lots of yet to open buds. I was stupid enough to bring it outside for watering and left it there overnight (40s). Not happy that the buds are dropping before they open now.

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    I think you can move one in full bloom more safely than one in bud, particularly a Phal.

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