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Phaleonopsis--Temperature range help!

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I am new to growing orchids. I have 4 Phals and 1 Dendrobium. We recently moved to our new house. I placed my orchids close to noth-west facing window on the first floor. Now 2 of my Phals started spikes.One of them was there with me for almost 2 years and never bloomed. The problem now is-the first floor of my house is really getting hot(close to 80 F) and I am worried that the buds might fall off.
But all the orchids seem to be fine. The buds look fresh and are growing well. I am worried about the temperature but do not want to bring them downstairs as the difference in temperature may create a problem again.I water them once a week and recently repotted all of them in bark mixture. I fertilize them once a week with Schultz fertilizer for orchids. This is the first time I got my Phals spike and do not want to lose them.

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Leave your phals where they are, Amul. 80F is heaven for phals. They thrive best and grow most in warmth -- 70-90F, with 90 getting a bit hot. So to them, you've put them in the perfect spot, even if it's hot to you.

Congrats on your spikes!
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Firstly, Congrats on getting your orchids to spike. A very good accomplishment for one who says theya re new to orchids =D

but, like mehitabel said, phals like the temps ranging from 60-90, and they are most comfortable between 70-80.

temperautres don't cause bud drop. The low humidity does.
The low humidity will cause bud blast and then you will love blooms.
Check your humidity
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Thank you very much for your replies. I will not move them and will leave them where they are for the time being.

Thank you once again
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AMUL,
you are ok.just ensure that the potting mix is moist,not soaking.
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