How hot is too hot?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

How hot is too hot?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #11  
Old 04-18-2017, 12:07 AM
Goodkoalie Goodkoalie is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
How hot is too hot?
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by estación seca View Post
It just occurred to me... Look up posts by WhiteRabbit (Sonya) who lives somewhere near Sacramento. She grows at least some orchids on her porch.
I will definitely look her up. Thank you for the lead.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-19-2017, 10:19 AM
nutgirl nutgirl is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: chico, ca
Posts: 706
Default

I'm in the northern central valley with similar conditions. It can be a challenge.
As long as temps stay in the mid 90's I can do OK with most Phals, Catts, Vandas, Dends and some Bulbos.
My nights also cool off and humidity bumps up pretty good so that really helps

Shade cloth is a must and I spray everything down as often as possible during the day.
I have a small GH with a swamp cooler for Oncs and others that like it cooler.

My Cyms are outside with morning sun.
When we get a heatwave or hot drying winds I have to bring things in.
Through time I've discovered which plants can tolerate the higher temps.


Maureen
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes estación seca, Goodkoalie liked this post
  #13  
Old 05-09-2017, 02:15 PM
Octopiston's Avatar
Octopiston Octopiston is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
How hot is too hot?
Default

Most of my orchids (paphs, phals, oncidiums, catts, dens, epi., ency., vandas) go out when it gets warm enough.
Being in N. TX we have months of high 90's and it isn't uncommon to have over 100 days of triple digits with low humidity, very little rain, and dry winds during the summer months.
I think how they do in heat depends on the conditions. Mine are protected from the south amd have an oak tree to the east. They are also shaded so they get early morning light, and are shaded most of the day. They also get a short watering every morning and the area they are in seems to remain moist, I grow ferns in the same area, so that helps with the low humidity.

I now have a nobile Den so I'll see how that goes. Other dens and catts thrive in it. I'm debating on putting my minis out though. They'll dry out faster and one slug could destroy the whole plant pretty quickly.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Goodkoalie liked this post
  #14  
Old 05-09-2017, 04:11 PM
marylandmike marylandmike is online now
Member
How hot is too hot?
 

Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 32
How hot is too hot?
Default

Wetting the ground in the area near orchids a couple of times a day might help
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Goodkoalie liked this post
  #15  
Old 05-09-2017, 08:04 PM
nutgirl nutgirl is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: chico, ca
Posts: 706
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post
Most of my orchids (paphs, phals, oncidiums, catts, dens, epi., ency., vandas) go out when it gets warm enough.
Being in N. TX we have months of high 90's and it isn't uncommon to have over 100 days of triple digits with low humidity, very little rain, and dry winds during the summer months.
I think how they do in heat depends on the conditions. Mine are protected from the south amd have an oak tree to the east. They are also shaded so they get early morning light, and are shaded most of the day. They also get a short watering every morning and the area they are in seems to remain moist, I grow ferns in the same area, so that helps with the low humidity.
Yes, I have a large tree that gives afternoon shade and some humidity I think.
The orchids seem to adapt to heat if they get more water/spray during the day.

Maureen
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Goodkoalie liked this post
  #16  
Old 05-10-2017, 09:42 PM
Optimist Optimist is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Zone: 6b
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,229
How hot is too hot? Female
Default

I am in New Mexico, near the Texas Pan-Handle. I grow Cattleyas, strap leaf paphiopedilums, dedrobiums, Phals, and various other kinds outside just fine in 90 degrees, with some days 100-104 or so. Yes it is dry. My answer to this was to fill large horse troughs, you might use a kiddie pool or something similar full of waterand allow it to evaporate. Also shade cloth, tree and wall combos of shade. Having plenty of soil (not cement) underneath creates a kind of evaporate cooler. If you have the bucks you might invest in a cooling mist system, or an outdoor fan. Go to outdoor garden centers to find how they keep their plants cool. You could also soak sheets or blankets with water to raise humidity. Sometimes this shade cloth is great to just spray "On" and it will retain a lot of droplets of water. Water plus air movement is evaporative air conditioning.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Goodkoalie liked this post
  #17  
Old 05-13-2017, 07:53 PM
Bohata Bohata is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 210
How hot is too hot?
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Octopiston View Post

I now have a nobile Den so I'll see how that goes. Other dens and catts thrive in it. I'm debating on putting my minis out though. They'll dry out faster and one slug could destroy the whole plant pretty quickly.
How big are your minis? I find that cattleyas in 4" pots often do ok if they are potted in fine grade fir bark ang watered 3x/week. In smaller pots, sphagnum moss works well. They are put outside on a porch that is shaded until late in the afternoon. Last year, they withstood temps of up to 109 degrees.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
average, hot, july, low, summers


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:58 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.