Originally Posted by HaydenT
When I was in college I worked at a local orchid greenhouse and found that as long as the plants are not shaded most of the day they will grow. Most orchids do not do well in full sun and we had to use shade cloth heavily on most of the greenhouses. As for the watering you can setup an automatic system but most of the time you can water every couple of days and they will stay wet enough.
A lot of inspiration for this build is from visiting Andy's orchids to pick up a small specimen of Bulbophyllum lasiochilum for my dart frog viv. There I saw the potential to keep tropical species in a residential neighborhood in southern California. As for watering I do plan for it to be automated, since i'm to lazy to get up every day and water plants
. That job sounds really cool, I hope in high school/college I can get a job working with tropical plants/amphibians and reptiles.