COOL-GROWING CONDITIONS: Temperatures

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 7 years ago.

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General understanding is that night temperature should be between 50 and 60 deg.F. (13 to 15 Celsius); day temperatures, at midday, 75 to 80 deg.F. (24 to 27 Celsius). OD77-91; for dendrobiums and cattleyas. F69-195
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