DAY LENGTH: Increased by Artificial Light

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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Cattleyas may not flower with too much light, under lights and with kitchen lights on full. A86-1031

Fall flowering cattleyas most respond to light; increase the day length by turning on lights for four hours from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. each night; several weeks later after lights are turned off the plants should begin to flower; start lights in mid-July to delay fall-flowering cattleyas into winter. F74-165

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