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Shade Cloth % for MF Paphs and Phrags??

This is a discussion on Shade Cloth % for MF Paphs and Phrags?? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Any clue what I should be looking for % wise? I'm not sure how much/little ...

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    Default Shade Cloth % for MF Paphs and Phrags??

    Any clue what I should be looking for % wise? I'm not sure how much/little direct sun I should shoot for, and don't want to err on the wrong side - of either side! Any help would be much appreciated....I may not do this, but if I do, I want to do the right thing.

    Thanks bunches!!!

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    Depends on the Paphs .

    I,d be tempted to use 50% & 75% .Paph Roth can take quite a lot of light(mine gets 50% shade cloth & 10.30am to 16.30 sun) without problems.Some require no where near as much(mottled leaved type for ease of identification) so i,d give them the 75% shade.
    Trial & error is the only true way to find light requirements.

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    Yeah, most - heck, all! that would go outside are higher light loving strap green leaved paphs.. so I'd vote higher than 50% - anyone want to disagree w/ me? :P
    J/K!

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    so I'd vote higher than 50%
    Well 50% shade cloth gives me over 3000 fc(closer to 3500 fc) on a sunny day ,
    which is quite a lot of light even for a Roth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    Yeah, most - heck, all! that would go outside are higher light loving strap green leaved paphs.. so I'd vote higher than 50% - anyone want to disagree w/ me? :P
    J/K!
    I'd think it would depend on how much sun you get vs. how much sun your plants are acclimated to. And where you live. Like Un. said , sometime trial and error is the only way to truly know.

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