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Maxillaria tenuifolia - update

This is a discussion on Maxillaria tenuifolia - update within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; You dont need full sun to bloom these plants. Cattleyas definitely can take full sun ...

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    You dont need full sun to bloom these plants. Cattleyas definitely can take full sun if properly acclimated, but my catts are still shaded.

    Move the plant to increasingly brighter light every few weeks or so. This would allow the plant to properly acclimate to the new light levels.
    For now, your target will be probably a light intensity somewhere between the plants current light level and near full sun. Once you have adjusted the plant to that level, keep it there for a year and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    You dont need full sun to bloom these plants. Cattleyas definitely can take full sun if properly acclimated, but my catts are still shaded.

    Move the plant to increasingly brighter light every few weeks or so. This would allow the plant to properly acclimate to the new light levels.
    For now, your target will be probably a light intensity somewhere between the plants current light level and near full sun. Once you have adjusted the plant to that level, keep it there for a year and see what happens.
    thanks john,
    that sounds about perfect for my plant, coz for now the sun is more increasingly hitting my awning, so it goes slowly but surely...
    lets hope the world doesnt stop spinning, lol.

    cheers

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