TROPICAL LOWLAND RAINFOREST HABITAT
One interesting statistic shown in the next graph is the general cloudiness normally
experienced within this habitat, with only 8 clear days on the sunniest month, and some months only having a single
clear day. And this is not just this particular location, but is a general observation throughout this habitat.
While conditions are relatively bright, full sun all day is not a regular occurrence. This is not to suggest that
we should keep our plants shaded, as generally the best flowering will be gained with bright conditions, but with
our high light intensities, especially during the middle of the day and during our summers, caution must be exercised.
The provision of shade during the middle of the day, and increased air movement through the use of fans, and the
maintenance of higher humidity by overhead spraying of foliage or automatic under bench misting sprays is an
appropriate response. Generally plants will respond with increased flowering with bright conditions, the
brightness, however, relative to the level of the light normally experienced in its natural environment.