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low light recomendations?

This is a discussion on low light recomendations? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; i'm going to set up a low-light orchid set up, maybe 1000-1500 footcandles, and i ...

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    Default low light recomendations?

    i'm going to set up a low-light orchid set up, maybe 1000-1500 footcandles, and i was hoping i could get some recomendations for people's favorite low light orchids and make a list.

    as usual, i hope this is the right place for this.

    anyway, thanks in advance!

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    Haraella odorata! They take it warmish I think. But i keep it in 60-78
    Mottled leafed Paphs.
    Pluerothalid alliance

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    It will depend upon your humidity. Many of the lower light guys crave a very moist environment. Are you thinking windowsill, terrariaum? What kind of growing space?

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    i have a humidity tray, its 60-70% humidity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9 View Post
    Haraella odorata! They take it warmish I think. But i keep it in 60-78
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    Dracula vampira is in the Pluero alliance ;D

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    Humidity tray does almost nothing for adding humidity to the plant. When the winter comes, you humidity will dip to 20%. Julie, I read dracula is not easy to grow, it needs cool and moist (wet) condition. I was tempting to get one, but figure I better focus on my Masde. right now. If they are thriving under my condition, I will venture into dracula area.

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    yeah, i read more about draculas after i posted that, and apparently they are pretty difficult to grow. still temping, though.

    and wow, 20%? i guess i sounded like kinnd of a newbie to come in here talking about humidity trays, then. :P anyway, if you are right about that (and i'm not saying you aren't) then i'll be picking up a humidifyer this winter, for sure.

    EDIT: picking up a humidifyer, and being dissapointed. :\

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    I live in apartment in Mahattan, it is centrally heated. Because there are old peoples in this building, they usually crank up the tempture so high that we need to open windows in the winter. The humidity is usually less than 30%, I need to put 2 humidifiers in my living room to keep the humidity above 40%. If you live in a house in NJ, there is usually humidity added in the heating system, you might not need a humidifier. But for the Pluero alliance, you might need to put them in a fish tank or something enclosed so humidity is more than 70% all the time.

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    i see i see...70% is pretty high humidity indeed, isn't it..

    the fish tank thing isn't out of the question, but it is definately somethig i would need to keep in mind. are those systems usually sealed up on top, too, or mostly just on the sides, with the top open, or probibally partly covered, but not sealed?

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