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Sun loving orchids

This is a discussion on Sun loving orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Have a spot in my green house that gets very bright sun. What are some ...

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    Have a spot in my green house that gets very bright sun. What are some orchids that will handle such conditions. Live in New Orleans so humidity is quite high. With the late afternoon sun the temperature can get in the 90's. Looking for ideas on orchid variety that could handle such conditions excluding Vandas.

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    some reed epidendrums , schomburgkia orchids (I forget their new class name sorry),Grammatophyllum, are a few I can think of

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    would they be getting bright sun ALL day? Many orchids will be fine with that light level so long as they are introduced in increments and aren't receiving direct sunlight at midday.
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    In the greenhouse the plants do not get direct light but they do get bright light from early afternoon to early evening. Even though I have a 50% tarp the light and heat gets pretty high (90's) in the early evening. So with that being say, would plants Ed mentioned be good candidates.

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    Yes, I'm in Houston and grow my Gramm outside and it gets direct sun most of the day and is currently sporting seven spikes. My Myrmecophila (formally Schomburgkia) gets full sun for half of the day and is growing great (no blooms yet but lots of PBs).
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    In the greenhouse the plants do not get direct light but they do get bright light from early afternoon to early evening. Even though I have a 50% tarp the light and heat gets pretty high (90's) in the early evening. So with that being say, would plants Ed mentioned be good candidates.

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