Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Growing Orchids under lights..

This is a discussion on Growing Orchids under lights.. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi all , I am planning to grow orchids indoor with CFL or PLL or ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Real Name
    Deepak
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mysore, KA, India
    Posts
    361
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Growing Orchids under lights..

    Hi all ,

    I am planning to grow orchids indoor with CFL or PLL or metal halide lamp.the reason why i am going for indoor means , i am basically from india, we have a lots of temperature fluctuation through out the year. so planning to keep some dwarf species under controlled environment . so i am looking for your suggestions and feedback.

  2. #2
    delilah's Avatar
    delilah is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Gita
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    fragrant phals, primary hybrid
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, Ca
    Posts
    477
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Go for it, Deepak, though you'd wasting all that lovely heat and humidity available outdoors. It depends on what you want to grow, though, I suppose.

  3. #3
    Germinatorman's Avatar
    Germinatorman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Don Keim
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    South Bend, Indiana
    Posts
    658
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Remember that metal halide is a blue light, good for growth and for raising young plants. High Pressure Sodium is yellow light and good for bloom. Mixing the two is also an option. For miniatures, I use T5 flourescents. I am blooming rupiculous laelias under them as well as miniature oncidiums, Sophronitis and mini ascocentrum. They are too bright for most of the Masdevalia.

  4. #4
    orchidlady's Avatar
    orchidlady is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Susan
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phal and Paph species
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    904

    Default

    I also have T5 fluorescents and have had great success after switching from T12. I use a combination of the warm and cool grow light bulbs. Difficult to grow anything tall, though.

    Susan

Similar Threads

  1. Growing Orchids Under Lights
    By gardenguysorchids in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM
  2. Lights for growing phalaenopsis orchids...
    By PurpleLotus in forum Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 26th, 2009, 08:58 PM
  3. Under Lights Growing Area
    By smwboxer in forum OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 11th, 2009, 10:35 PM
  4. Growing Under Lights and Windowsill
    By Linda3406 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 20th, 2007, 11:48 PM
  5. Growing Lights
    By momokev in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: July 13th, 2004, 06:43 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.