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Old 07-09-2018, 12:17 AM
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I have this Paphiopedilum delenatii on my porch, which gets very little light. I am worried it may be getting to little light as the oldest two leaves are turning a bit pale. What does everyone think?
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:21 AM
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As an indoor grower (no greenhouse) I find that delenatii likes more light than a lot of the other Paph. species. It is placed closest to the window on my grow racks in front of other species. I find this holds true for Magic Lantern as well. Of course, no direct sunlight. If you are going to relocate it to a higher light situation I would do it gradually.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:39 AM
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I see nothing wrong with that plant.

With lower light levels, the plant needs more chlorophyll, so results in darker-, not paler leaves.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:42 AM
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This is good to know Paphluvr, I will plan to give it more light when I bring it into a grow tent this fall.

Thank you for the reassurance Ray. Can't wait for this one to flower.

I will post updates when the setup changes.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:31 PM
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I look forward to seeing pictures when yours does flower. I have one of these, too. Since reading this post, I have been giving it a little more light.
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