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Old 11-21-2022, 08:18 AM
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My collection is humble and small, due to living in an small appartement space is limited, and due to my chronic illness that has me bed/homebound the budget isnít very big. I am hoping to find some plants that grow quickly and are easy to divide so I can start trading plants and grow/vary my collection that way. This is one of the few hobbies I can still have and it brings me much joy! :)

Do you have any suggestions for orchids that would be great to have so I can make divisions for trading?

Some examples to consider:
+ grows quick
+ easy to divide
+ easy to care for
+ people are likely to want it
++Bonus points if it is small/compact
++Bonus points if it is a bulbophyllum (but donít feel limited by that!)
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:36 AM
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I know this is turning things 90 degrees, but...maybe you might want to get flasks or compots and grow them on to flowering. They'll start small, and well no real propagation involved, and I'm sure you can find homes for them when they reach flowering size. Even though, you know most people will end up killing them (oops did I say that?, it's my 'no you can't have it' orchid maternal care impulses coming to life)

Just trying to propose another way to looking at things. Plus they have the benefit that if seed-grown, they may all turn out somewhat different, so you have that excitement as well.
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Bulbo. mackayanum grows easily, and is a pretty good bloomer too, at least in my indoor conditions. Wish I could send you a piece!
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Bulbo. maxillare (masdevalliaceum, blumei) ... all the same thing. Beautiful bright flowers, blooms multiple times a year, and vigorous.
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for veg prop orchids, the ones we have found easy are maxillaria and dendrobiums (the cane type). maxillarias are not as prevalent, usually you can only find a couple varieties (at least where we are), but the plants weíve gotten are very large for not much money. we chopped em up and gave a bunch away.

anyways, best of luck!
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