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New with these need advice

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    Hey there

    I have quite a few orchids. one of those collector syndrome. ..

    question about the lighting. I currently have my orchids by a window sill facing east. now im in canada so we have a cold winter but i was thinking of setting up a shade tent in my backyard for them during summer days.

    is that a good idea ? would the plants die if i bring them back in t he house ?

    advice would be appreciated.

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    Mine like being outdoors in the summar, as long as they get enough shade. What kinds do you grow?

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    I grow cattleya laelia ascocentrum and dendrobium

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    would the light variation from outside to the window sill cause a bad effect on the orchids ?

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    I grow cattleyas and dendrobiums and they love the heat and humidity of Philadelphia summers. In the fall I bring them inside where they winter under T5 lights. Make sure though when you move them outside to put them in shade first and gradually increase their exposure to the sun. Moving them into too much light too quickly can burn the leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrfehon View Post
    ...... Make sure though when you move them outside to put them in shade first and gradually increase their exposure to the sun. Moving them into too much light too quickly can burn the leaves.
    So very true!!

    Cheers,
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    This is where I find a light meter great to use! Why not invest in one? I use mine ALL the time...Betty :-)

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