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Thread: I need lighting help please

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  1. #1
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    Feb 2006

    Default I need lighting help please

    Hi everyone. I burned out orchid wise.... I know. Inconceivable! (did I spell that right?? too lazy to look) I'm down to 2 orchids.
    I have a Mexipedium with one full sized growth and one trying to grow growth. And I have a Paph delenatii. I have them inside on a small shelf with cheap boxstore lights that seemed like they might be good enough for orchids, but I think maybe they aren't bright enough?? Since I am down to 2 orchids, I want to spoil them and make them grow well for me. What is the best lighting I can do? Again, it's small.

  2. #2
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    Cattleya William Farrell
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    Aug 2007
    Gulf Coast
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    Are you using the grow lights?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Pasadena and Costa Mesa


    Quote Originally Posted by Tikva View Post
    ... I want to spoil them and make them grow well for me...
    Spoiling orchids is like the fastest way to send them to orchid heaven ... Orchids thrive on benign neglect ... Hope you know that ...
    Cheers. Hoa.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2006


    I lost the packing for the lights, but they are plastic fixtures where you can't exchange the bulbs ever. I think once they burn out, they are trash... so I will need replacement lights anyway...

    Hoa, I can always use reminders. By spoil, I mean more than I had before. My poor orchids were not getting enough water. I hope I don't overcompensate... :c) Good lights, some food and slightly more water than they had before is what I mean by spoil.... I guess I meant "not neglect any longer". *sigh*

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