Orchid wellbeing depends on the amount of light it receives. Here’s how you can tell if your orchid is getting enough light:
1. The best indicator is the color of the leaves.
2. As a general rule, the leaves should have a vibrant green color rather than dark green.
3. The dark green leaves suggest that the plant does not receive enough light.
4. If the leaves have a reddish tinge it means that the plant is placed in too intense light.
5. Orchids belonging to Cattleya, Dendrobium and Oncidium families need more light, so they must be placed on a windowsill facing south or west.
However, during the hot summer days orchids must be protected by a curtain in order to avoid direct sunlight.
6. Orchids belonging to Miltonia, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum families prefer lower light intensity and they must be placed on the windowsill facing east or north.
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