How To Tell If Your Orchids Are Getting Enough Light

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If you’ve followed the steps correctly in offering the perfect environment to your orchid, but you are not convinced that it receives plenty of light, then read carefully the following instructions just to be sure that your orchid is happy with the light it receives.

You should know that the well-being of the orchid depends on the amount of light it receives.

1. The best indicator is the color of the leaves.

2. As a general rule, the leaves should have the green-vibrant color rather than dark green.

3. The dark green color of the leaves suggests that the plant doesn’t receive enough light.

4. If the leaves have a reddish hue it means that the plant is placed in a place with too much light.

The orchids of the Cattleya, Dendrobium and Oncidium families need more light, which is why they should be placed in a window facing south or west. However, on sunny summer days, they must be protected by a curtain or removed from direct sunlight.

The orchids of the Miltonia, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum families prefer low light and should be placed further away from the window, placed to a window facing east or north.

Image Credits: Orchidbliss

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