Masdevallia

Temperature

There are three temperature zones for orchids, and each type of orchid has an ideal temperature zone.

Orchids Need a Temperature Drop at Night

All orchids require lower nighttime temperatures. Some, like Phalaenopsis, need just a 5F/3C drop, while others, like Cymbidiums, need as much as 20F/10C. These temperature changes allow daily cycles of chemical reactions to happen within the plant.