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Encyclia diota var atrorubens

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    Well it wont be long before i can see the flowers on this.
    Info on this is particular species is pretty confusing.

    Yes the leaves are very purple but you know me i give my 'chids as much light as they can take & a little bit more.

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    I love the purple edging. Will most orchids get a hint of this with stronger light?How do you monitor how much might be too much? I do not have a greenhouse, and am stuck (for now) with ALL Eastern exposure, but this summer I'd like to try more plants outside but am afraid of overdoing it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    I'm growing mostly in a south window, and yeah, most of my orchids have a tinge to them with the increasing light. Except the true sun lovers, like my little laelia lundii.

    I think that masdies and miltoniopsis would burn rather than get purple, though.

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    RS, I think you're right. I've only noticed the relatively fleshy-leaved orchids like Catts, Phals, Encyclias get reddish-purple before burning, but even that's probably too much of a generalization. The PBs on some Oncids and Intergenerics can also get reddish if they're under a lot of light, but I've never noticed their leaves doing that...

    Anyway, nice spike there, Steve!

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    Thanks for the info. I have a Brassia I'd like to give some more light to, so I think I'll try some shade cloth to start it out. I've just been a little freaked out about sunburn since an extremely unfortunate event this past December. O.K., so here goes, I'm laying this mistake out there for all to hear. Yes, it's true, I'm apparently not as good a plant parent as I lead on to.

    I have a habit of using reflecting mirrors on my patio. It attracts the birds, and it can "play the light" beautifully if angled properly at certain times of the year. Well, when winter came to us here in Minne-snow-ta, I just kind of forgot about them, and by some freak chance, one was propped at just the right angle to catch the sun on the Winter Solstice and the approximately 5-6 days after (not kidding here) and it sent a laser beam of light into my living room, right through an encyclia leaf , on through multiple leaves of a brassia , into several dendrobiums , an oncidium , a zygopetalum , and finally through an African violet , before it dissipated somewhere near the stairwell. I was out of town this week, and when I got back, I discovered these dead brown spots through my prized foliage. And honest, I couldn't figure it out. I was totally perplexed. And horrified. And then on Sunday the 26th of December, I was home for once during the daylight, and behold, this beam of light was shining through the dead spots, dead on (pun intended), and I felt these spots, and they were "hotter than Haiti" as granny would say.

    Moral of the story: no mirrors on your patio if you are growing orchids inside the sliding glass window.

    I'd love to blame some jealous neighborhood orchid grower who also is adept at meticulously calculating sun angles to mirror angles, but I didn't know Kevin back then . (just kidding Kev-I'm still chiding you over your roots and leaves thread posting!)

    -Matt

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    Wow...like a Bond laser.

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    Matt don't worry about leaf burn or the leaves turning red. Leaf burn is unsighty, and unless you let the plant fry then its not going to hurt the plant. If the leaves redden its ok thats just the plant getting a tan the new growths will be addapted to the greater light. Just make sure you make the change slowly and the more light means more water and more air circulation. If you keep the leave cooler with a breeze then they can take more light. The heat is what burns the leaves not the light itself. I have been told by some growers that the ideal color of an orchid is yellowish green thats is when you know its getting enough light. If its dark green it will grow but not flower. Again thats one growers experiance. So go ahead and gradualy move the plant to more light just do it over a period of time and don't be afraid of the red. Its when burning the bleached out look you should be worried about. If it starts to happen just reduce the light some. As long as you don't cook the entire plant she will be fine.

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