Full Sun or Partial?

hijole(9 Sunny California)July 25, 2012

Ok, This is another question regarding my Epidendrums,, Recently my neighbor cut down his Large tree that provided shade from about 1:Pm until the sun sets, and that was all the full sun my Epi would get.

So now I have a full sun area ALL day long, should I move her so that she can now get more sun light as opposed to only around 5-6 hours? I've heard they thrive in sun but I just want to check with those who have experience.

Thank you,


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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

The more sun the better for the tough old warriors that are used as garden plants around here. Some of the better hybrids that are put into shows or shown at monthly orchid society meetings are grown under shade-cloth that is filtering all day sun.
Too much shade results in taller, lanky plants that are untidy.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 6:59PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Thanks arthurm, Thats exactly what my epi's look like Tall and lanky and untidy, which is why I just trimmed them up but now tomorow is the change of location to full sun, morning till sun set.

Will post the results after about a month thank you again.


    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 12:00AM
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