Ayla wrote: ↑Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Oh, I'm sorry. I completely forgot. One is a Doritaenopsis, one is a Phal. And the other was just labeled "miniature orchid". Wether that's really a thing or not, I'm not sure. I was under the impression that it was just an immature version of a regular phal orchid and just labeled as such so it'd be cute and people would buy it. It was a gift. Again - Thank you all.
It depends upon what orchids you have as well as how wet they are.
The Dor and the Phal will take temps in the 50s with no problem. Below that can be a very real problem -- especially if the roots are wet. (In this, they are not unlike succulents and cacti -- dry and cold is often fine, but wet and cold can be lethal.) With your high temps, they will need protection from direct hot sun. Early morning or late evening might be fine, but you are much further south so the sun's strength is far greater. Btw, there are orchids that can take temps in the 30s.
As far as the "mini" orchid... there are a plethora of mini's wherein a mature plant will only be an inch or less in height. However, it is unlikely you received such. If your mini looks a lot like your phal than that is likely a young or small "but not mini" phal.