Help getting into orchid growing
I live in orlando FL, and I am interested in starting to grow orchids. I currently live in an apartment (third floor) with a balcony that faces West (260 degrees if you need that much info). I currently grow many veggies, a rose bush, a few carnivorous plants (including a two nepenthes), herbs, and succulents, so I am not new to gardening.
I like to do my research before starting a new endeavor so I know the basics about orchids, but I am still seeking advice for which types would be best to grow. I know that there is no generic answer for this as it varies greatly from location to location. Below are my environmental conditions:
Jan - average: 71/49, record:87/19, humidity: 88/57 (morning, afternoon)
Feb - avr: 74/52, rec: 90/26, hum: 88/53
Mar - avr: 78/56, rec: 92/25, hum: 89/50
Apr - avr: 83/60, rec: 96/38, hum: 88/47
May - avr: 88/66, rec: 100/48, hum: 88/49
Jun - avr: 91/72, rec: 100/53, hum: 90/57
Jul - avr: 92/74, rec: 101/64, hum: 91/59
Aug - avr: 92/74, rec: 100/64, hum: 93/60
Sep - avr: 90/73, rec: 98/56, hum:92/60
Oct - avr: 85/66, rec: 95/43, hum: 90/57
Nov - avr: 79/59, rec:89/29, hum: 90/56
Dec - avr: 73/52, rec: 90/20, hum: 89/58
On my balcony I have spots that get 6, 4, 2, and no hours of sun. We get almost no frost, none this year, and an almost constant breeze.
I would love to grow Masdevallia, Odontoglossum, Paphiopedilum, or any unique looking hybrids, but will deal with others if it is highly recommended.
Thanks for your help, Bob
P.S. sorry to be so incredibly detailed about the weather, it was more of a learnig experience for me than necessary info (it is interesting to see it all even though you live there)