General Orchid Plant Light Requirements
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In this post I give the general light requirements for orchid plants. But please keep in mind that each orchid has its own cultural requirements (see the many posts I’ve created on this blog for plant specific growing guidelines).
From spring to autumn the general requirement is a brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight. There are exceptions; plants from the forest floor such as the Jewel Orchid will thrive in quite shady conditions whereas Cymbidium needs summer sun when not in flower. In winter it will be necessary to move the plant closer to the window as some direct sun is no longer a problem. Always grow orchids in a room which is lit at night during winter.