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Old 08-19-2019, 11:29 PM
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I have two hanging Vanda plants and two Coerulea seedlings. Right now because it is warm everyone has spent the summer under a covered porch but winter is approaching and so I am going to have to figure something out for them (preferably something that doesn't destroy my 140 year old hardwood floors hehe). I have a safe place to hang the larger of the four but I am looking for creative ideas for the others. I have considered potting the Coeruleas for the time being, or possibly mounting them, or I don't know! What have you done that has worked well? The third Vanda is small, not quite bloom size but not seedling size either.
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Do you have a bathroom with a bathtub that you can repurpose for the winter? Before I bought my current house, with room for a greenhouse, I was living in a condo. I got a metal halide light that I hung over the bathtub , and rigged a "sprinkler system" with a submersible pump in a large bucket. That was about 17 years ago. Now, you can buy LED lights that weigh a lot less and use much less electricity. Here's what I did (there's an old ironing board in front of the tub where I put a few other plants that also needed to be a bit warmer during the winter and needed the bright light)
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That is an interesting idea! But unfortunately no I only have one bathroom, although trying not to get my hair stuck in dangling roots could make for a more interesting morning routine! I have actually considered this idea for if I ever leave town for more than a day or two, find a mister and just set them up as I have a few orchids now that need to be watered either once a day or every other day, although I never thought of adding lights to the mix.
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I did have that "sprinkler system" on a timer - I found one that could be set to run for a few minutes at a set time of day. For a few days, extra light is not important... I had my setup all winter, so that was all the light that the plants got. They survived, but were a lot happier when I could accommodate them in a greenhouse. With only two big plants, it could work for you... you could move them out during your own shower, then put them back. Although sharing the space is intriguing...
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I've always wanted to try Vandas but don't have a growing area that could accommodate them. From reading posts here I've been doing the "vase method" with much success. And growlights I use for indoor orchids when they're brought inside.
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