Posted by: marinvit | April, 2010

Orchid Classification

Orchid type:

Cattleya
Brassavola
Epidendrum
Laelia


light intensity : medium – high

1. ideal – outside in summer time with 50% shading, in winter it requires warming
2. suitable – sunlit window
3. enough – fluorescent light

Cymbidium:

light intensity : medium – high

1.ideal – outside , at mountains area with 50% shading
2. suitable – sunlit window

Dendrobium

light intensity : medium – high
1. ideal – outside – in plain area with 70% shading
2. suitable – sunlit window

light intensity : low – medium

cultivation area:
1. ideal – fluorescent light
2. suitable – shaded window
3. enough – outside with 70% of shading – in mountains area – heat is required.

Miltonia
light intensity : medium
1.cultivation area:
2.ideal: partial lighted window
3.suitable: fluorescent light

Odontoglossum:
light intensity : medium
1.cultivation area:
2.ideal: partial lighted window
3.suitable: fluorescent light

oncidum:
1.light intensity : medium up to high
2.ideal: well lighted window
3.suitable: fluorescent light

Paphiopedilum:
light intensity : low up to medium
cultivation area:
1. ideal – fluorescent light
2. suitable – shaded window

Phalaenopsis
light intensity : medium
cultivation area:
1. ideal – shaded window
2. suitable – fluorescent light

Vanda, Ascocentrum:
up to high light intensity : medium
cultivation area:
1.ideal: sunlit window
2.suitable-

Humidity:
Tropical orchids enjoy relatively high Humidity. The requirement for Humidity is higher with the increase of temperatures. in temperatures of 20 degrees relative Humidity of 40%-50% will suffice, while in temperatures of 30 degrees the requirement for relative Humidity is 60%-70%. you can increase the relative Humidity around the plant by putting the pots above big plates that contain tuff stones with thickness of 4-5 cm. on the bottom of the plate you should prepare a water level of 1 cm. you have to verify that the plants would not be able to absorb water from the plate.

Where can you find orchids for home cultivation?
Many orchids you can find in home garden nurseries or florist shops. But uncommon and unique orchids may only purchased in specialist orchid nurseries.

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