Ideal light for orchids
Like most plants, optimal light is the absolute key to keeping orchids happy.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Under no circumstances, place the orchid in direct sunlight, as they will get sunburnt - yes, really!
It can happen in a matter of hours, so keep your eyes on the light the orchid is receiving.
An ideal place for the orchid to live is in a room that stays at a consistent temperature through the day, away from drafts, fruit and where it can receive indirect sunlight.
What's indirect sunlight?
Indirect sunlight is simply sunlight that has been filtered by bouncing off a wall or through an object before hitting the orchid. If you're unsure if your location is suitable, the simplest way of measuring light intensity is to use your hand. It sounds strange but, at the height of the day, when the sun is pointing through the window at its brightest (a bright day is best to try this rather than overcast), put your hand a few inches above the plant’s leaves so that you cast a shadow over the plant.