Shirley pierce
Shirley pierce
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Asked on Mar 22, 2018

Can orchids survive on outdoor deck in the summer heat?

Elizabeth Michels PinizzottoNancy TurnerJanet Pizaro


3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 22, 2018

    you can put them outside but not in full sun they will burn
  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 22, 2018

    They may be able to take a little of the heat, they are from rain forests, they will like the humidity. They will not like the sun. They can take the diffused sunlight from a window, but not the direct sun. Perhaps a shady area would work. They will need misting to keep the roots from drying out.
  • their natural habitat is near the lower part of the rainforest, where only dappled, diffused light reaches. That being said, I have one in a sunny window that thrives but I don't think outdoors in the direct sun and heat would work.
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