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Old 08-24-2015, 10:16 AM
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Hi I'm new to the group. How do you do? Right now I am growing mostly oncidiums, but I joined the Jacksonville Fl Orchid Society and have aquired over the past few months a dendrobium, little green apple, a cibidium Florida Cracker and a friend gave me a cattleya. I also have a new dendrobium and just aquired a stanhopea bird of prey. I have been dabbling in orchids for about 8 years but now it looks like I am diving in. Anyway I have big oaks in my yard that I have my shade loving orchids under, but my oncidiums, cibidium, and cattleya are very green and I need to get them more light without burning them. My question is ---- what percent shade cloth can I put up to give my more light loving orchids without burning them
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I would say 50% is about right for you. You have a mixed collection but my feeling is 50% should be enough for all of them during summer and more than enough in winter. So it would strike a good balance, I would get the green coloured one.

Welcome to the forum and by the way I think when you say cibidium you mean Cymbidium? Is that right?
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I live in TN and I use 50%. I do have to add another layer over my Phals, but my Catts and other high light orchids love the 50%.
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Hi, I live in Tasmania, Australia and have an area outside my home, where I grow Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Sarcochilus & Disa orchids, I thought I would put shadecloth over part of this area that is approx 3m x 3m and am wondering what percentage shade cloth I should use. There is also an area along the path leading to this area where I sit my orchids on a shelf, it is on the N/W side of the house so it gets the afternoon sun. Are there any other orchids I would be able to grow outside?
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Hi, I live in Tasmania, Australia and have an area outside my home, where I grow Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Sarcochilus & Disa orchids, I thought I would put shadecloth over part of this area that is approx 3m x 3m and am wondering what percentage shade cloth I should use. There is also an area along the path leading to this area where I sit my orchids on a shelf, it is on the N/W side of the house so it gets the afternoon sun. Are there any other orchids I would be able to grow outside?
Hey welcome. I am from Tasmania as well although I now live in Geelong.

What part of Tassie do you live in?

I would use the same for them. 50% shade cloth with the Sarc's being at the darker end of your growing area. 50% should be fine I think.
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In winter you may get away with 30% and change it to 50% in spring but 50% all year round will work as well.
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