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  1. #11
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    A spike Harry!

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    Too cool! Hopefully it doesn't drop the buds, I'd really like to have beginners luck here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hthood1@gmail.com View Post
    Seems as though amount of light may have been a little low. Started putting it out into sunlight after work for as long as there is any, and now growth tips are reappearing. Probably also underestimated the amount of light my pool enclosure screens cut out. May keep this one alive yet!
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    I'm not too far from you (hardiness zone 9a) and my vandas don't do well inside my screened-in patio. So, they're hanging outside on a tree that almost got destroyed by a hurricane a few years ago - the tree is still struggling to grow more branches and leaves even after all these years. The vandas get sunlight all day but dappled by the sparse leaves of the tree.

    Around December/January/February I drag them all into my bathtub that has this big giant south-facing window in the humid bathroom.

    Excited to see you have a spike! It takes every bit of patience to wait these spikes out to bloom... but then it stays in bloom for a month or more! I haven't seen a vanda yet that is not strikingly gorgeous. I believe they are the best orchids, even better than the magnificent plat-sized cattleyas. But that's just me.

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