Go Back   Orchid Forum Orchid Care > The Orchid Geeks > Newbie Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2018, 09:46 AM
Onc Onc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 37
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Onc is on a distinguished road
Light requirement

Hi all,
Does the light requirement the same for regular and miniature den?
Both of my miniature Den seemed different with their leaves condition.
The regular miniature Den gets partial direct sunlight which is about 2 hours in the morning whereby my other miniature which I kept near my front door shoe rack gets bright light but not direct.

The one near the shoe rack seemed to have its
leaves all curled up and some twisted too. I do mist them regularly and they're in Spag.moss which doesn't require regular watering.

So I'm just guessing here, is it because of lightning?

Last edited by Onc; 04-27-2018 at 12:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2018, 05:47 PM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,440
Thanks: 3,494
Thanked 3,420 Times in 1,246 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
The leaves wouldn't be twisted because of the light, it could be watering.

Do you have photos? The light requirements between the two plants may be slightly different but not dramatically. What are their names?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bolero For This Useful Post:
Onc (04-27-2018)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2018, 10:32 PM
Onc Onc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 37
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Onc is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bolero View Post
The leaves wouldn't be twisted because of the light, it could be watering.

Do you have photos? The light requirements between the two plants may be slightly different but not dramatically. What are their names?
Thank you for reply me Bolero. I'm really don't know what I'm doing . I think the one near the shoe rack was getting lesser direct light as the result of its leaves curled and twisted.
I'm so sorry, I do not know the i.d of my orchids. Eventhough my country mass producing orchids at large, most that sold in locals were not i.d. The courtesy of i.d them were specially only for export purposes.

Here is the picture of the one near the shoe rack when I bought it and its condition now.
Reason I put them near shaded area because when I bought it, it was placed near the water fountain indoor nursery area.
It was potted in coconut husk stuffed into a shell. I repotted it 2 weeks ago in S.moss because I can't stand looking at its poor leaves and the coconut husks looks deteriorating kinda mashed.
Now I placed it together with the other mini dendrobium which gets direct sun in the morning.
Attached Images
File Type: gif ezgif.com-add-text (1).gif (19.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: gif ezgif.com-add-text.gif (20.4 KB, 7 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-27-2018, 10:47 PM
Onc Onc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 37
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Onc is on a distinguished road
Here is the one I placed in direct morning sunlight which honestly I kinda ignore it most of the time. I am an orchid killer, weird enough ...those that I cared the most were killed and those I ignore seemed to be growing.

I.d - unknown mini den
Reason I placed it for direct sun was because when I bought it, it was place exactly outside of the nursery where it easily gets sunlight.
I repotted it 2 months ago and it's doing okay despite the not so great leaves.
Attached Images
File Type: gif ezgif.com-add-text (4).gif (20.2 KB, 7 views)
File Type: gif ezgif.com-add-text (3).gif (19.5 KB, 5 views)
File Type: gif ezgif.com-add-text (2).gif (21.9 KB, 5 views)
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
Onc Onc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 37
Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Onc is on a distinguished road
Since I have placed them together, I will monitor them and update if it gets better.
Anyone with the same Den leaves condition, I'd appreciate some advice thank you.

Edit:
I forgot to answer Bolero .
Before repotting the one near the shoe rack , I did daily watering on it. It was after I repotted it in Spag.moss I reduce watering but I still continue on daily misting.

Last edited by Onc; 04-28-2018 at 07:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Growing by natural light vs artificial light Leafmite Orchid Care Cultivation 13 11-26-2013 02:30 PM
How much light? OrchidLoverMD Newbie Questions 5 01-29-2013 01:15 AM
What Is High Light/Vanda Light In Foot Candles? NiNiDazzle Orchid Care Cultivation 21 06-27-2011 03:33 AM
enough or too much light? mattryan Orchid Care Cultivation 12 10-09-2010 12:33 PM
Too much light Nancy Orchid Care Cultivation 5 12-21-2007 01:29 PM






Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Orchid Forum

vBskin developed by: CreationLab