What size orchids do you usually buy?
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.

What size orchids do you usually buy?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > >
Poll: What size orchids do you usally buy?
Poll Options
What size orchids do you usally buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Bulbopedilum's Avatar
Bulbopedilum Bulbopedilum is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 513
Default What size orchids do you usually buy?

What size orchids do you usually buy? Not miniature or big but in age. Do you usually buy flasks of seedlings or adult orchids or something else?
__________________
- Saka
(Yes that's my name)

Ok I don't know what to put here...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2018, 10:09 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Senior Member
What size orchids do you usually buy?
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 2,517
What size orchids do you usually buy? Female
Default

Impossible to give one answer... the only size I usually don't buy is flasks... my success rate for the youngest babies is very poor. But I'll buy seedlings if I find something interesting that I think I can grow, lots of juveniles, and of course flowering size when I find something that I want for a price that I am willing to pay.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes WaterWitchin liked this post
  #3  
Old 02-10-2018, 10:58 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,083
What size orchids do you usually buy?
Default

It depends on what is available. I actually have raised orchids just out of flask to maturity because the orchid was not available otherwise. I don't buy flasks due to limited space. Sometimes the only size available is blooming-size so I buy that. Most of the time, though, I buy orchids that have anywhere from one to four years until they will bloom. The Angraecum sesquipedale seedling could take much longer.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes emmajs243 liked this post
  #4  
Old 02-11-2018, 05:10 AM
jcec1 jcec1 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 865
What size orchids do you usually buy?
Default

I actually try and buy flowering plants so I can see what the bloom is like and since I like scented orchids to smell them. Unfortunately, I do have to rely on the internet for a lot of purchases so have been disappointed in either the bloom not matching the photo or sometimes getting a non scented clone.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2018, 05:55 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,083
What size orchids do you usually buy?
Default

As a fellow collector of scented orchids, that is definitely the problem with buying seedling crosses that 'should' be fragrant, young clones, and species on the internet. I have raised many an orchid only to give it away because it has no fragrance at all. I only have this problem with orchids. Other plants that are said to be fragrant actually always are. :|
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes jcec1 liked this post
  #6  
Old 02-11-2018, 06:30 PM
jcec1 jcec1 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 865
What size orchids do you usually buy?
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafmite View Post
... I only have this problem with orchids. Other plants that are said to be fragrant actually always are. :|
I never thought of that before, but it's true. I wonder if it's because scent is not a criterion in judging so can be easily lost? It would be nice to get scent when it's meant to be there.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-11-2018, 06:51 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,083
What size orchids do you usually buy?
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcec1 View Post
I never thought of that before, but it's true. I wonder if it's because scent is not a criterion in judging so can be easily lost? It would be nice to get scent when it's meant to be there.
Exactly. The same is happening to roses and even some other types of flowers. These flowers are only judged on appearance so the fragrance is often lost.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Bohata liked this post
  #8  
Old 02-11-2018, 07:10 PM
rbarata rbarata is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 10a
Location: Abrantes
Posts: 3,463
What size orchids do you usually buy? Male
Default

I buy anything except seedlings in flasks.
I tend to think that buying a young plant gives it more chances to acclimatize.
__________________
Meteo data at my city here.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2018, 12:37 PM
dounoharm dounoharm is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Zone: 7a
Location: mid west usa
Posts: 3,381
Default

I used to grow a lot of my cattleyas from plug trays, but now I prefer older plants so that hopefully I can see a bloom before I kick the bucket, lol....I did buy a plug tray last fall of one of my fav cattleyas, and the year before a flask of phrags.....but my little gh wont hold any more little ones...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2018, 12:42 PM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 11,847
Default

Hard to give one answer. I'll prefer adult plants or plants 1-2 years from blooming. I'll get younger plants or seedlings only for plants that are either hard to find (and so would rather have a seedling rather than nothing), or plants that are too expensive to buy adult size or near blooming size (like my Phal gigantea). The only thing I don't buy, mainly for lack of space, is flasks.
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes emmajs243 liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
buy, flasks, orchids, seedlings, size


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

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
Growing orchids mounted on live trees. SG in CR Growing on Mounts 6 06-15-2017 10:22 PM
Redland vendors for Paphs? SFLguy Orchid Lounge 0 05-12-2016 02:14 AM
J&L Orchids Summer Sale Extravaganza RNCollins Orchid Show Announcements 6 07-03-2015 06:00 PM
Where to sell orchids MrHungx Beginner Discussion 11 05-29-2015 01:31 AM
Summer project 2012- Plant suggestions camille1585 Member Projects 127 04-18-2013 02:50 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.