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Vanda Roman Empress

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    This is my monster Vanda, V. Roman Empress ( V. Kultana Gold x V. sanderiana alba ) in spike and about to bloom.

    As you all know that I grow my Vandas under HID lights, I am worried the heat from the light might damage those buds. What would you think? The distance in between is less than a foot now. Due to the size ( nearly 3' wide), I am so reluctant to move it around.

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    Who was it that said, and I quote: "If it's not broke, don't fix it" ?????

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    Yeah, I agree. Usually if you move them the buds don't like that....if it was me i'd leave it. But maybe one of our vanda gals will know better...i'm still a newbie when it comes to messing up vandas. lol

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    It's one of those 'dinner plate' Vandas.

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    You should try moving the light a bit higher and/or using an extra fan.

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    Naoki, I am not really sure about adjusting/moving your light, but with a name like 'Roman Empress' I am really looking forward to seeing these blooms! Dinner Plate flowers I have not seen since I raised Dahlias many years ago. Sounds fantastic! AL
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    I agree with Al - I'd love to see a dinner plate orchid that isn't a giant white phal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raver View Post
    You should try moving the light a bit higher and/or using an extra fan.
    an extra fan is a great idea. Thanks.

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    Move it...I have no problems moving them. You can drop it down some You saw I moved all of mine in spike around. I don't remember if I've seen this one before. I can't wait to see the pictures.

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    Ok, I ended up moving it very very carefully. Now three of them are open, but I am waiting them to get larger.

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