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seedlings and light

This is a discussion on seedlings and light within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Do seedlings need as much light as bigger orchids? What is the smallest seedling you ...

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    Default seedlings and light

    Do seedlings need as much light as bigger orchids? What is the smallest seedling you would probably put outside in the Summer?

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    almost all seedlings require less light than mature examples of the same type. strong large seedlings of a particular light lover I might put outside; most I would not.

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    What Jason said.

    Personally, I wouldn't risk seedlings outside at all unless they were very close to maturity, a year or less to bloom.

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