ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 03-13-2016, 10:30 PM
Tim P. Tim P. is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Zone: 4b
Location: Cedar County Nebraska. Zone 4
Posts: 346
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Male
Default ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea

Good Evening,

This could be a long, and emotional story. Have tissues at hand...

I went to my annual orchid show this year, and had thought about the purchase of a coccinea... they tend to be very expensive so I was going to see what the prices were before getting my hopes up.

There is always a vendor there that has one... and only one. It also always sells within the first few minutes of the door opening... something about crazy orchid enthusiasts such as myself Anyway, I got there, an HOUR early before the doors were even open. When I finally got into the show, there, lo and behold, was the hallowed coccinea, not one, but two. The price was right, but the vendors weren't there yet so I decided to make a quick trip around the loop. Well, by the time I made a five minute loop to wait for the vendor, one other shopper had one in his hand to hold it for buying... and a vendor at the next table put the other one "aside" for themselves... all without having the vendor selling them present. Needless to say, I was hopping mad and disappointed... All of this transpired without the seller even present, and I had waited a year to get one at the show. Had I known it was acceptable in america to "reserve" items for sale without a merchant present, I would have done so.

I decided I want to get a coccinea, and have never had such an issue trying to find a species! I have emailed everyone that sells them (that I know of)... and no one has gotten back to me.... even the seller at the show has not answered a call or email.

At this point my will is broken lol! Anyone have an ace in the hole to find one of these illusive plants? As you guys can understand, after you set your mind on an orchid, neither wind, sleet, snow nor hail will stop us!

Thanks for listening, and for your vendor lists

Last edited by Tim P.; 03-14-2016 at 01:18 AM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes nikkik liked this post
  #2  
Old 03-13-2016, 11:01 PM
isurus79's Avatar
isurus79 isurus79 is offline
Senior Member
American Orchid Society Judge
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 8b
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 43
Posts: 9,753
Default

Peter Lin at Diamond Orchids is the Sophronitis king, IMO.
__________________
Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis

Pics on Flickr

Instagram

YouTube
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Tim P. liked this post
  #3  
Old 03-13-2016, 11:10 PM
nikkik nikkik is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,700
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Female
Default

I loved reading your story, but I am sorry for the disappointing experience.

Ben at Orchid Eros sells a 4n plant for $30:
Welcome to Orchid Eros

Good luck finding your plant, please update us when you have gotten one. I would love to read about a happy conclusion to this story.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Tim P. liked this post
  #4  
Old 03-14-2016, 01:06 AM
Tim P. Tim P. is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Zone: 4b
Location: Cedar County Nebraska. Zone 4
Posts: 346
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Male
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikkik View Post
I loved reading your story, but I am sorry for the disappointing experience.

Ben at Orchid Eros sells a 4n plant for $30:
Welcome to Orchid Eros

Good luck finding your plant, please update us when you have gotten one. I would love to read about a happy conclusion to this story.
Orchid Eros was one of them that I tried emailing. They no longer have coccinea listed in their online catalog either :/ my prospects are getting slim. Thanks for the tip though. I might try calling them.

---------- Post added at 11:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:40 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by isurus79 View Post
Peter Lin at Diamond Orchids is the Sophronitis king, IMO.
I completely agree with you. I love what he has done for the sophronitis genre as a whole. I, in fact, bought a wittigiana from him two or three years ago and it is thriving. (Those dreamy pink blooms have still alluded me to this date though... here is to hoping for next year)

That being said, I have sent him some messages, and am awaiting a response as far as availability goes. I know he just got done selling his most prized divisions before Christmas, and also just got done selling two rounds of coccinea on ebay a couple months ago in bloom. I don't know how many plants there will be to choose from any more. I also am kind of picky in the fact that I am willing to pay a little extra for a nice plant, so I would like to see a bloom if at all possible. There are some wonderful coccinea, and there are some very, very lousy coccinea blooms. I know beggars cant be choosers, but when I spend that amount of money, I like to know what I am getting to avoid surprises and potential disappointment.

As a side note, I love your profile pic! As time progresses I am more and more tempted to give the nobilor and walkerianas a try!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-14-2016, 01:12 AM
twinofmunin twinofmunin is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2015
Zone: 7a
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 79
Default

I don't have any advice or leads, but good luck finding one that you like. I'm sorry you had that experience. I would be so upset as well.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Tim P. liked this post
  #6  
Old 03-14-2016, 01:22 AM
Tim P. Tim P. is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Zone: 4b
Location: Cedar County Nebraska. Zone 4
Posts: 346
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Male
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikkik View Post
I loved reading your story, but I am sorry for the disappointing experience.

Ben at Orchid Eros sells a 4n plant for $30:
Welcome to Orchid Eros

Good luck finding your plant, please update us when you have gotten one. I would love to read about a happy conclusion to this story.
As a side convo, it appears that you grow your coccinea indoors? I would most love to hear about your culture... lighting... watering... everything I want to arm myself with all the information possible so I don't kill the thing once it arrives! I am what some would consider seasoned at orchid growing, but growing any old catt and a coccinea are two totally different things!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2016, 01:22 AM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,364
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea
Default

Looks like you have found one!
__________________
I decorate in green!

Last edited by Leafmite; 03-16-2016 at 05:35 PM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 4 Likes
Likes Tim P., estación seca, silken, No-Pro-mwa liked this post
  #8  
Old 03-14-2016, 01:24 AM
nikkik nikkik is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,700
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Female
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim P. View Post
Orchid Eros was one of them that I tried emailing. They no longer have coccinea listed in their online catalog either :/ my prospects are getting slim. Thanks for the tip though. I might try calling
It's still listed online on Ben's pricelist under Cattleya's at the very bottom of the list. I know a few people who recently ordered this exact plant from him, so I would definitely call if you are not getting a response through email.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-14-2016, 01:59 AM
Tim P. Tim P. is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Zone: 4b
Location: Cedar County Nebraska. Zone 4
Posts: 346
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Male
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikkik View Post
It's still listed online on Ben's pricelist under Cattleya's at the very bottom of the list. I know a few people who recently ordered this exact plant from him, so I would definitely call if you are not getting a response through email.
That is odd! I went to his website directly, and couldn't find that link! Thank you so much for directing me to it! I think I might order two!

Do you know, does he ship in plastic or clay pots? How is your culture that you grow them?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-14-2016, 02:26 AM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 16,229
ISO the Illusive Soph. coccinea Male
Default

If you might want to practice a little before going all the way, SVO has tetraploid seedlings of Sl (or Lc) Minpet, which is (pumila x coccinea) x coccinea. In the mini catts section. When you have that mastered you can try the harder one.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes No-Pro-mwa liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
vendor, coccinea, orchid, loop, seller, decided, sells, hand, illusive, acceptable, america, lists, snow, hole, reserve, sleet, merchant, items, sale, waited, hail, needless, plants, selling, listening


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crossing 4N Soph. coccinea Stray59 Scientific Matters 14 06-25-2013 02:29 PM
Soph. coccinea 'Fourth Dimension' ronaldhanko Cattleya Alliance 36 03-09-2013 12:21 AM
Soph. coccinea has bloomed -- Stray59 Cattleya Alliance 19 01-09-2013 12:15 AM
Can I use Copper Soap (copper octanoate) on my Soph. coccinea w/ moss cushion? Stray59 Advanced Discussion 2 11-22-2012 03:50 PM
Soph. coccinea 'Fourth Dimension' ronaldhanko Cattleya Alliance 18 08-22-2011 08:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:30 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.