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Too much sun or the right amount?

This is a discussion on Too much sun or the right amount? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently deflasked some orchids. I kept them inside for a bit and then the ...

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    Question Too much sun or the right amount?

    I recently deflasked some orchids. I kept them inside for a bit and then the other day I put them out in my shade house. Today I noticed that they're all getting a purplish color on their leaves. I've read that some people say this is the perfect amount and then other people say it means too much sun.
    I don't want to lose my babies. What do you all think?

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    i would say its perfect, but since those are young ones, you may reduce light a little.

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    I don't know what the correct answer to your question will be, but I normally give seedlings less light, especially for newly deflasked seedlings.

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    Most of the ones I deflasked were a tiny bit under 6". But there was one community pot of pretty small ones. I figured I would leave some outside and bring some back inside and see which do better so I know for next time....and if some die, it's alright....especially because I got over 70 babies from one flask.

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    We keep newly deflasked seedlings on the lowest shelf in the greenhouse. (the most shaded area.)

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    Yeah, I had them all on the lowest shelf. Before the leaves were a beautiful green color, but now they're a muddy green.
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    It depends on the type of orchids. Some has naturally red/purple tinge on the leaf, but as for any seedling light level about Phalaenopsis or Paph. is enough for the first 1-2 years out of flask.

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    These ones are Pot. Tokyo Bay 'Victory'

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    Well, the few I left outside are still alive, but they're very purple!! The ones I brought back inside are slowly going back to the green color they were before I put them outside in the first place.

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