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Brassavola foliage color question

This is a discussion on Brassavola foliage color question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My Brassavola Grandiflora (possibly Nodosa) has none of the purpleish coloration on the leaves that ...

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    Default Brassavola foliage color question

    My Brassavola Grandiflora (possibly Nodosa) has none of the purpleish coloration on the leaves that I've seen on many flowering nodosas. The whole plant is a uniform deep-green. Is this normal? I suspect I'm offering it to little light, currently it is getting about 1400 ft.cd for 13-hours from two CFLs and a dose of early morning sun through a roughly east facing window. Should I up the light?

    The plant may have bloomed in the past but I've not been able to get it to bloom for the last 7-months.

    I've tried searching, I swear!
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    I would agree with you that it's a light factor providing that you're fertilizing and watering properly. Try giving it more light and see what happens.

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    ... but, ease it into the light. No sudden bright light or you could burn it.

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    So I should be concerned that it has the leaves have perfectly uniform color?

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