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Brassidium Shooting Star Black Gold

Posted by lisabc NM Z5 HeatZn5 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 18, 11 at 16:40

I just bought a Brassidium Shooting Star Black Gold orchid. I am seeing conflicting information on the internet about how much light it needs to grow and bloom. Could I put it in a south window for the winter or would that be too much light for it?

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RE: Brassidium Shooting Star Black Gold

Where has everyone gone?
At latitude 34 South Brassidium Shooting Star 'Black Gold' would be grown high up near the shade-cloth getting all day sun filtered by 50% shade-cloth winter and two layers 50% shade-cloth summer.
Sorry, thats the best i can do but note that some of the Brassia species need a lot of light to flower.

RE: Brassidium Shooting Star Black Gold

Here in Michigan my brassia crosses can take full south winter sun (when we get sun at all)- but I think it may be a bit much at your latitude. Maybe set them a bit back from the window, or provide a bit of cover with shade cloth as suggested by Arthur.

RE: Brassidium Shooting Star Black Gold

  • Posted by lisabc NM Z5 HeatZn5 (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 21, 11 at 16:12

I have it about 2 feet from my south-facing sliding glass door, but it is behind one row of tall plants. I'll see how it goes for a couple of weeks, then creep it closer to the window, watching the leaves for burn. Does that sound good?

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