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Thread: Ghost and Coconut orchids

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    i went to my first Orchid show today...and it was AMAZING!! i have never seen so many orchids! i bought two. a coconut orchid(Max. Tenuifolia) and a Ghost Orchid. i was wondering what kind of care these two would require. i have the mounted ghost orchid in a terrarium under growlights. i dont know where to put the Max. though. what kind of light do they need?
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    the ghost orchid is difficult. they are unusual amoung most orchids as they like high humidity with lil air circulation.

    the coconut orchid from my understanding is easy to grow though so it shouldnt give yah much trouble but dont be surprised if the ghost keels over on yah
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    My Max. tenuifolias do well in bright light and warm temperatures. I was talking to a few orchid vendors this weekend and they say that a long photoperiod helps them bloom around this time of year.

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    Rattler-like in a terrarium? the baby that i got only has a couple of toothpick thickness roots. what else if difficult about them?
    Dave- what window would it do well on? i dont know if it would do well on a window sill that gets sun about 2pm-7pm or so. would it be ok there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ April 23 2006,6:28)]Dave- what window would it do well on? i dont know if it would do well on a window sill that gets sun about 2pm-7pm or so. would it be ok there?
    All windowsill growing areas are different, but I think you would need to provide a longer photoperiod and a trick to boost the humidity.

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    but can they take full sun? or rather filtered(window) sun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ April 23 2006,8:04)]but can they take full sun?
    Probably not, but then again I have not tried it.

    I would suspect that direct sun through a window may also be too harsh.

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    A Max will tolerate fairly strong light, given time to adjust, and I doubt a window that doesn't get sun until 2 will be too bright.
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