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Frost & Orchids

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dea Conrad-Curry, Jan 28, 2022.

Are you bringing your orchids under cover for the next few nights?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2022.
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  1. Dea Conrad-Curry

    Dea Conrad-Curry New Member

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    Hi! I’m Dea and live in Naples. Concerned about my orchids in the coming chill. More than losing or damaging plants, I am concerned about buds aborting. I have about 70 orchids in my lanai. I plan to move them from the lanai cage to under the lanai roof. Will that be sufficient?
     
  2. Tired

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    I'm not sure how much protection that's going to provide.

    What weather are you expecting, and can you give some examples of orchid species you're growing? Different plants have wildly different tolerances.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    From what I hear on the news, I would bring things in. It sounds unusually cold for Florida.
     
  4. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I have allowed on-blooming cattleyas to go as low as 40F, but other plants and anything in bud was moved indoors if the temperature was supposed to go below 50.
     
  5. Arne

    Arne Active Member

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    In Florida right now, bring all of them in.