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Old 09-15-2021, 12:52 AM
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DC ----- I forgot to add ---- I know what you mean about those crazy thin plastic tags! I kept some orchids with the original tags like that in the past, and fortunately used my excel spread-sheet system to store the names of the orchids ---- as those crazy thin tags did exactly that ---- just break up into little pieces after some time from UV damage.

I generally use the icy-pole thicker style tag for most of the orchids, printed with UV resistant sticker labels from a brother PT-P700 label printer. Amazingly, those UV resistant labels haven't failed me at all. Impressive. I just have to make sure I order the correct type of label --- the UV resistant kind.



Nice info! Although ----- does that short hand usually appear within the single quotes area eg. L.anceps 'San Bar Giant' ----- L. 'S B Giant' ? Or C. trigrina 'S B Giant' etc

Depends on the person making the tag It's usually where the cultivar name would be; ie L. anceps 'SB Giant', though I have received divisions from 'old-timers' that simply bear the cultivar name alone on the tag [which sort of makes sense if all you grow is L. anceps...]
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:38 PM
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Just a suggestion:
I have been writing plant names directly on clay pots with graphite pencil or marker (- if using a clay pot -) as well as double plastic tags. I have not tried it on plastic pots.
If a plant is mounted, and there is room on the stick, I write directly on the wood with a 'durable' marker. Of course, you may have to re-trace the marking as it fades. I like this approach when a plant goes to a show...I include my own name as well, so I'm sure it will come home with me.

Happy growing and tagging,
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