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Old 10-27-2019, 03:14 PM
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I get this much sun on the bottom level for about 4.5 hours. Would this be enough sun for high light orchids?
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Where do you live? In the Midwest, we have few sunny winter days. I had that much sun [I]somedays[I]. It was never enough to bloom my mini catts.

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Old 10-28-2019, 01:15 PM
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I'm in Georgia -

It's pretty sunny here in the winter i guess.

the pictures show how much light I'm getting on the bottom tier of a three tier stand. the upper levels get full sun (although a similar duration of time).

Would a low light Orchid like Paphiopedilum possibly work with the partial sun shown in the pictures?
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I get this much sun on the bottom level for about 4.5 hours. Would this be enough sun for high light orchids?
It's better to judge by the shadow, not the appearance of the light beam:

Place or hold a piece of white paper approximately where the plant will be.

Hold your hand about one foot in front of the paper so it casts a shadow.

If the shadow has crisply-defined edges, it indicates fairly high light levels. Depending upon how long the location gets that light, it's probably good for vandaceous plants to cattleyas.

The opposite end of the range, where a shadow is barely discernible, is good for low-light plants like phals.

A bit more definition is probably good for paphs, while a clear-but-fuzzy shadow might be fine for oncids.
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Was delighted to see a ‘familiar’ name. I’ll explain: I have been experimenting in Pa with inexpensive phals w mediocre success for years. Last several winters have gotten me hooked after visiting /buying from Venice Fl Orchid Shows. Trying to save a Vanda, I found this forum and a helpful thread, and you, from 2007!! Looking forward to keeping my new and not so happy collection alive.
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