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Sunburn On Some Orchids

This is a discussion on Sunburn On Some Orchids within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hey all. I have noticed a couple of leaves sunburned on 1 Phal and 1 ...

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    Default Sunburn On Some Orchids

    Hey all. I have noticed a couple of leaves sunburned on 1 Phal and 1 Catt in my collection. All my orchids are in a Southeast facing window. It is the only really good window I have for my chids. My house is dark. This window gets pretty hot and I did notice that the Catt leave was touching the glass. This window only gets about 3 hours of direct sun a day. Should I put up some shear curtains in this window or move my orchids to a bedroom under grow lights? What would be best? Go to this thread to see my window.

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    I would think that you could simply move the orchids away from the window or filter the light during that three hour period with some sheers or a pull down shade. I don't think you should pick up and move the orchids unless you are seeing a lot of damage or it keeps happening.

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    BTW - your orchid window is really pretty.

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    I would go with a sheer. That's a great window you have and with a little shading they should be ok.
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    The closer you keep your plants to the window the more the heat can burn them, moving them a foot away, even 6-8 inches, will usually help with keeping them from burning. Here in Florida, a sheer is a must even sometimes with a plant several feet from a window. Burns are a personal thing like with humans some plants are more sensitive than others and sometimes you'll find shy cattleya and phals that want almost full sun. You kind of have to do this on a plant by plant evaluation, watching for damage, moving the tender ones farther from the actual heat. Heat not sun causes most burns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    You kind of have to do this on a plant by plant evaluation, watching for damage, moving the tender ones farther from the actual heat. Heat not sun causes most burns.
    Connie
    Yeah. I was going to ask if you had a small fan to stir the air around them when the sun is on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    Yeah. I was going to ask if you had a small fan to stir the air around them when the sun is on them.

    Yes, I do have a ceiling fan that runs all the time. I will play with positioning and see what happens. Thanks all

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