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Vuyl. Saint Sand 'Pacific Sunset'

This is a discussion on Vuyl. Saint Sand 'Pacific Sunset' within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; it is stunning!...

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    it is stunning!

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    Let's answer Devon's question... I have vuylstekearaMelissa Brianne 'Tawny Tart'. Your bosse's vuyl. may like the same conditions: daytime growing temp @65 farenheit, night 55 sometimes dropping to 50 farenheit. Does NOT like to dry out! I have mine in semi-hydroponic clay pellots, with a water reservoir so moisture can wick up to the roots. I grow using flourescent lights in my basement, where I can keep the humidity about 50 percent. What do others have for growing conditions for thier Vuyls?

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    cindiras, how many light strips are you growing under & what type of bulbs are you using? how far from the lights do you grow you plants, from the top of the leaves to the bulb height?
    Thanks!!
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    Lottie, I have a metal shelf unit with 4 open wire shelves. (Next one I put together I will only use three shelves). This is 6 feet tall on wheels so I can move it around if needed. I currently have one 2-bulb 4 foot long shop fixture hung under each shelf except the bottom one. I am using T-12 bulbs that are wide spectrum bulbs called sunsticks. The catts go directly under the center of the bulbs, with the Vuyls, Phals and Miltoniopsis along the outer edge. The top of some of the catt's leaves touch the bulbs. The young catts are shorter of course and the tips of thier leaves are about 6 inches below the bulbs and set to the side so they are not as likely to burn. This summer, while the plants vacation outdoors, I plan to set up a three shelf unit in a warmer section of my basement with either a four bulb flourescent mounted below each shelf, or two two bulb units hung side by side. I plan to look over what buls are readily available at my local bigbox store before I commit to T12's, T8's or T5's. (Flourescent bulbs are sized by 1/8 inch increments in width. a T12 is 11/2 inches across, a T8 is only one inch across, and a T5 is 5/8 of an inch across. These have a lot more "give" to the bulb and are a lot more flexible.) Once I have a shelf unit in the warmer part of my basement, the catts will all go in there along with any warm growing plants and those that seem to like cooler conditions will have a lot more space on the old shelves.

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    Need Care Information on the Oncidium Vuyl. Saint Sand 'Pacific Sunset'
    need hints please. It is very pretty and I don't want to mess it up. I have not had very good luck with orchids in the past.

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    If it is like my Vuyls, it does not like to dry out between waterings. Intermediate light, like an east window out of direct sunlight, outside on the shady side of the house (they burn easy, so no direct sunlight). In the winter, mine are at about 65 to 70 degrees farenhiet during the day and can drop 5 to 10 degrees cooler at night. That doesn't mean they LIKE it that cool, but they have survived a those temps and rebloomed for me, so something about my set-up is right for them. Good luck!

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    cindiras...THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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    Hi Catharine - welcome to OrchidTalk! Check out: The RVO Orchid Care pages for additional information.

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    My flowers on my Vuylstekera Saint Sand 'Pacific Sunset' are dropping off daily could it be too much water or fertilizer in the water? Thanks for any hints to stop this from happening or is this normal? Catharine

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    flowers on my Vuyl Melissa Brianne seem to last about 2 1/2, maybe 3 weeks. How long have your flowers held on?

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