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Orchids in Bright Light

Problem: Few or no blooms. Solution: Your flowering plant may need more light. Try giving it brighter light, such as an eastern exposure, or put it in a spot that gets more hours of light each day. Be careful not to give it direct sun, however; windows can intensify sunlight and cause leaves to burn. Orchids with few blooms may take a little more diagnosis. While they could need more light, they may also may require a drop of about 10 degrees F. between day and night temperatures. Some need a rest period between bloom cycles, when you cut back on watering and stop fertilizing. Check with a local orchid grower or nursery for more advice.