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Advice regarding a large Phal Orchid

This is a discussion on Advice regarding a large Phal Orchid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Thanks for your help everyone, I think I understand the leaf growth part . I ...

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    Thanks for your help everyone, I think I understand the leaf growth part . I do still however need help with the gradually placing into more light part of the equation . I'm thinking , there are only so many areas around that are available to place the orchid in you house or wherever , what if the areas are high light or low light only ? What if there is no in between I mean , to help with the gradual increase ? I have been trying slowly to move my catts outside so they can have more light and hopefully bloom at some point . One of them that I had in what I thought was a well lit area I moved to another area and it has a purplish hue to it now , on the leaves and the pseudobulb . So I'm thinking it freaked out cause I didn't do it gradually as you said but there was nowhere else to put it so that it could stay outside , which is where I think they would be most happy .

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    Smile Thanks Guys for all the support

    I just wanted to say thanks guys!
    I've learnt more in the last few days than all the Googling, reading & talking to garden centres. The Phal is now sitting apparently happily in a south facing window, behind a diffusing screen. Remember I live in middle England & we have only just reached a weather condition above Arctic! My new Promenaea is showing signs of flowering with two small growths that look ivory colour & are bud shaped & pointed. my next addition to the terrarium is a Nepenthes Pitcher. It's a brand new cultivar, first shown at Kew Gardens (the UKs premier flower show) called Bloody Mary. I expect it to arrive today! I'll post a pic shortly. So thanks again.

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    You can put a bit of thin cloth over the window to begin with. Put the plant in an area that is farther away from the window then start moving it closer to the glass a bit every few days.

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