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Good Light for growing orchids?

This is a discussion on Good Light for growing orchids? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A member contacted me recently and offered me a few plants. These are the babies...and ...

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    Question Good Light for growing orchids?

    A member contacted me recently and offered me a few plants. These are the babies...and I was wondering if the light coming in from this door should be okay for them? I have one of my "tall boys" watching over them...
    Thanks again Rich...the others are out hanging around with the "low light" baskets and when they get a little used to the high light levels out back i'll move them up with the other cattleya types.

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    I am thinking of making the back door areas into a "phal" shelving area and am trying these few out first. There is a Royal Robe in there I just bought...when it blooms i'll post it.

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    Connie, all of the baskets were on my front porch.They all were getting heavy filtered sunlight from sunrise till about 11:30 am, then they were getting full sun till about 1:30 pm.Then the sun would be blocked by my building after that. I think that they really needed more sunlight than they were getting under my care. That is why they weren't bloom for me. All of the little ones were under T-5 lights for 14 1/2 hours a day. They were about 2 - 3" away from those lights. You are Welcome ! I really like the phal. that you gave me in return. I will get a kick out of seeing you post photos of the plants that I couldn't get to bloom. Talk to soon, Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich63 View Post
    ..... I will get a kick out of seeing you post photos of the plants that I couldn't get to bloom. Talk to soon, Rich
    hahah.. I do like to see that when trading orchids with a friend.


    Cheers,
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    I will do my best...I am so looking forward to the Mickeys Freckles blooming. I saw one the other day and got to show my mom what yours will look like when they bloom some day.

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    Hehe! is it blooming yet?

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    Orange spectrum,I think led blue spectrum will be more effective.

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