If you are new to growing orchids, you may be wondering “Do orchids like sun or shade?” The answer to this question depends on several factors. You will find that the type of orchid you have and where it is located will make a difference in whether or not it prefers sunlight or shade.
Most orchids grow very well in the same conditions: light, water, and pH level. Some orchids, such as the Shubunkin, are actually desert plants that have adapted to extreme heat by growing a special type of root ball to protect them from the intense heat of the desert. These orchids are called desert plants or “shade” or “desert plant” because they require very little maintenance, do well in most areas, and love the sun. Shasta Daisy, Blue Star Bells, and the Giant Fan Palm do prefer the shade. The Sun-loving types include Longiflorum, Paphiopedilum, Convolvulus, Psidium, and Ornamentala sunburned.
The growing condition of your plant will play a big part in determining how much it likes the sun or shade. Some plant orchids such as the Shasta Daisy, will do best if the soil is just slightly moist; other species such as the Paphiopedilum will be happier if the soil has a very light clay content. If your plant orchid grows in containers, it is important to remember that it needs a lot of water so make sure that the water drain regularly and is not stagnant.
The time of year that your orchid is located will also impact the answers to the question “do orchids like sun orchid?” The general recommendation is that plants do better when they are warmer but do require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the day and night. This could mean waking up a couple of times at sundown and returning to a dark spot inside your house to sleep. But some orchids will do just fine with slightly less sun. The temperature and location of the container are the only factors that really matter.
One thing to keep in mind is that many orchids will grow more rapidly if you place them in a warm area, but they will also do better in cool or cooler areas. This is because they are most sensitive to high humidity and temperatures. In sunny areas, you will need to bring your plant out of its container more often for higher humidity. If you live in a place where there is only mild to moderate summer weather, you will probably need to bring your plant out of its container more often for the winter months.
Some plants will do better in partial shade or in direct sun, depending on where they are in the world. Most orchids are native to the South American and African regions and do not do well in the cold temperatures of North America. In the Eastern part of the United States, they need sunny conditions to thrive but some do fine in the Midwest. If you are growing orchids that you would like to grow as a hobby then you might consider growing them in your home. But make sure you know their requirements so you can give them exactly what they need and enjoy them for many years to come.