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Old 05-15-2020, 09:25 AM
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Hi All.

I am rearranging my collection of catts by pot size and light level and thought I would ask you all what members of the Cattleya alliance divert from the mean lighting requirement.

For instance I keep Laelia Praestens in lower light.

I believe C Trianae requires higher lighting.
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:44 PM
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Mine are all in the same section of my shade house so I do not differentiate. My suspicion has always been that whatever distinction there may be within the genera, especially Catts, it's probably minimal. I always ere on the side of more light vs. less because with some, less means they may not bloom well, if at all. Just don't cook them!
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I keep all my Cattleya types in high light. I keep my walkeriana, nobilior, lobata, and lueddemanniana in higher light. I honestly don't know that I should keep the Catts separated and will test how well my other Catts do in higher light during summer.
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C.H. ------- I'm just casual with the lighting. Some of my catts just get full/direct morning sun for most parts of the year ---- and even early afternoon sun. Others are just put in relatively bright light with no direct sun.

During intense summer days - some of my catts leaves do get burned heheheh, but the plant doesn't get destroyed (ie. not serious burns that is). They still handle it and push through without issues. In general, no scorching occurs.

My direct sun ones include a dowiana 'aurea', anceps 'chamberlainiana', Memoria Helen Brown, Caudabec Candy, violacea 'muse', tenebrosa 'rainforest', aclandiae 4N, Porcia 'cannizaro', Dal's Emperor 'michelle', Dal's Emperor 'allan', Lulu, and more. These have become fairly sun-hardened ----- the leaves are pretty much yellowy-green coloured.

Totally agree with KG. The main thing is to be aware of what the sun and temperature for our particular region or area is capable of. Some plants that don't seem to handle the situation can always be placed in more suitable or fitting locations.
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Luckily I grow under LED, giving them a brighter light is just a matter of putting a brick under their pot
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Ah ha!

In that instance I would tell you to keep an eye on the color of the leaves. You want a nice bright green. Dark green means give them more light. Yellow means back off.
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