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care of rhyncostylis

This is a discussion on care of rhyncostylis within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; where should i put my rhyncostylis? I live in the philippines and its a tropical ...

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    Default care of rhyncostylis

    where should i put my rhyncostylis? I live in the philippines and its a tropical country.... I grow my orchids in my garden on the southwest portion are ,y driftwood with all my vandas and ascocenda. It receives bright light everyday but i noticed the leaves got scorched and it turned brown... or is it because of the fertilizer that i sprayed ....

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    Even though the rhyncostylis are vandaceous orchids, they require much less light in order to grow and bloom and be happy. High cattleya light levels suffice for these plants--any more light with warmer temperatures will cause them to scorch.

    I would shade the plant a bit more.

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