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Old 10-03-2016, 12:43 PM
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Well, i said other as i grow in a shadehouse but it is stilp outside. I have a 75% shade cloth and they receive sun on the area for at least 7 hours. And i do have a misting system in.

I also grow my Clivias outdoors under a tree but still with 70% shadecloth.

In winter i take my orchids in with my clivias and bubblewrap it up. It is easier to only wrap down one shadehouse
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:07 PM
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I did not actually vote as it is complicated. I have a collection of Bulbos and Lepanthes (as well as a few close relatives of the Lepanthes) that stay indoors all year. Most of the orchids and other plants go outside for the summer. In autumn, everyone comes inside. Nearly all of my orchids and some of my other plants go under lights. This year, a fan runs part of the day to help control the heat (I think that was an issue for some of the plants in the past). A few orchids have proven that they hate my lights (i.e. Bulbophyllum baileyi) so they grow in the kitchen window with the jasmine. I use a sheer curtain over the Lepanthes as the lights are a bit bright for them. The Lepanthes also live in a table-top greenhouse to help with the humidity.

I use lights because I have other plants that hog most of my window space.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:02 PM
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Indoor/greenhouse, with and without augmentations.

I have 6 orchids- phal, oncidium, gastrochilus, cattleya, zygopetalum, and monnierara-that grow inside an indoor greenhouse. The greenhouse is about 6 ft tall, 3 ft wide, and a couple feet deep. It stands in front of a window. The top shelf are for medium light plants and middle shelf, high light plants. The middle shelf not only receive natural light from the window, but also has a T5 bulb. The top shelf has paper along the back, to filter some light. Right now, nothing is on the bottom shelf, because I cannot grow anything that gets too tall and the T5 burned out. So that just holds a watering can and some terrarium tools.

On the outside of the greenhouse doors, I hang two mounted orchids.

I also have another phal adjacent to a window in my house. At my office, I have two phals and one oncidium that just receive natural (and office) light.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:06 PM
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I grow indoor under lights most of the year. In the summer I put my plants outside in a little greenhouse type thing.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:24 AM
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I feel like there needs to be a "terrarium" category, since that's a bit different than just indoor orchids.

Mine are all either in artificially lit terrariums or in front of a window, and most of the window ones get some indirect light from the grow light keeping my venus flytraps happy.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:30 AM
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The ones that would easily be ruined by squirrels live indoors all year, but most of my plants go outside for the summer, and come back to either the basement or the windowsills for the winter. All the basement plants grow under lights, and I've been transitioning over the last two years from fluorescents to LEDs with MUCH better light output and results. The windowsill plants are in windows with a southeast exposure, due to the house being situated along a curve in the road.

Some that require really wet conditions live in clear sterilite totes with LED lights. I've gotten restrepias and a couple dendrobiums to bloom this way, in spite of the slightly milky plastic lid. Even my ledebouria species on the floor nearby have been blooming like mad from those lights, after the light traveled through two layers of the plastic.

So, I have a hodgepodge of growing conditions all over the house.
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