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Old 06-24-2020, 03:56 PM
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...I took these pics (attached) this morning to show it certainly is possible to almost do nothing (except to water) paphs and phrags.....

These plants catch a lot of the morning sun. Direct morning sun. I just water all the orchids each morning.....
The frames to keep sun from heating the pots are key.

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Responding to Tindomul's Masdie experience: Ouch. So painful.

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Look up posts by No-pro-mwa. She grew Masdies in Wyoming.
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The frames to keep sun from heating the pots are key.
ES ------ that's definitely among the best recommendations and tips out there! Thanks for mentioning it. That will be one of those great points that I'd put on the front page of an orchid growing manual. Internal pot temperature from solar heating is something that can well be overlooked. Awesome and excellent comment ES!
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My primary issues are with genus that require high humidity. I live in a semi-arid climate that gets intense sun year-round, even when it’s well below freezing. I’ve been experimenting with how to get humidity up for dendrobium spp, vanda types, oncidium spp, paphs, and miltoniopsis. I have an indoor greenhouse structure with humidity tray and fan that works well for the heat tolerant orchids, but I can’t put my “cloud forest” orchids in there. Humidity trays larger than the diameter of the pot only get me up to ~50% reliably. Any other humidity increasing tricks you can offer? Oh, I use the RePotme oncidium mix with sphagnum moss over top.
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My primary issues are with genus that require high humidity. I live in a semi-arid climate that gets intense sun year-round, even when it’s well below freezing. I’ve been experimenting with how to get humidity up for dendrobium spp, vanda types, oncidium spp, paphs, and miltoniopsis. I have an indoor greenhouse structure with humidity tray and fan that works well for the heat tolerant orchids, but I can’t put my “cloud forest” orchids in there. Humidity trays larger than the diameter of the pot only get me up to ~50% reliably. Any other humidity increasing tricks you can offer? Oh, I use the RePotme oncidium mix with sphagnum moss over top.
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An ultrasonic fogger might help in your enclosure. Check out the Greenhouse Gardening and Terrarium Gardening forums. Posts in one of those will be more likely to to get responses from other members who are dealing with a similar situation.
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