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Purple leaves on Encyclia Rioclarense

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    Default Purple leaves on Encyclia Rioclarense

    I've had this plant for a year growing in a window and recently moved it to my new greenhouse where it sits in the SE corner (very sunny).
    The leaves and pseudobulb turned purple in a few weeks.
    Can I leave it where it is, is this healthy for the orchid?
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    Mike- if you go look at the thread I posted recently about a mystery Encyclia you'll see a striking resemblance to the coloration of that plant which I explained I believed to be a result of getting moved to very bright light. The plant is thriving. If I were you, I'd leave that right where you've got it and just watch for signs of leaf burn. If that starts to happens, move to a spot about 500 fc less light.

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    It looks healthy but that color does kind of warn you that it is getting too much direct sun, I would move it to a little less light!

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    Update here. After putting up 50 % shade cloth the leaves returned to mostly green. The plant is still on the south end of the greenhouse so it does love the sun, just not the midday and afternoon sun.
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