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Old 01-17-2020, 02:23 PM
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I had to go to Arcadia for work and i figured i would swing by everyone's favorite big box supplier, Sun Bulb.

I went into the front office and was told that they only will do tours to prospective clients and by appointment and that even a large purchase for me was still not "wholesale"

i asked the very nice woman if i walked back to my car and put on my coat jacket and came back in and said I was a prospective client could i get a tour....this at least got a smile and she said she would walk me to the first couple of greenhouses but i couldn't take any pics and i happily took the chance.

I wish i could have set up a better lie to get an actual tour because this place is MASSIVE and so well put together and CLEAN. I only saw one actual growing house filled with about to be shipped out Dendrobiums in bloom or in late bud.....it had to be a 50' x 200' house and it was packed!!

I did a U-turn as i left and snapped this pic just for perspective...it is about as bad of a pic as i could have taken since it neither captures one of the greenhouse nor the entirety of the property for scale....sorry, i was driving lol

there appeared to be 30-40 greenhouses but there could have been more as i could not see the back of the property

i spoke to only two people there but they were very friendly and nice

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Thank you for trying! So is this where all the bag babies at Home Depots in Florida come from?
I recently picked one up with a tag... Blc. Yellow Bird
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exactly!

and all the baskets and orchid mix etc

nice pick up BTW...that is a nice plant
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nice! I miss the Sun bulb orchids. It was nice to find non phals at every Lowes around Atlanta, without paying a fortune.
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I have a couple of very nice plants that I got as bag babies.
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Heck yeah, me too. They are a great way to find an exotic plant in good size for a decent price.
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My local Lowe’s has a bunch the other day, but being of limited space and a more limited number of years yet to grow plants, I have to pass unless it’s something I really want.
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I currently have a Cattleya hybrid and a Dendrobium spectabile that are blooming right now, and started out as orchids in a bag from Sun Bulb Co. I have generally been quite happy with plants they provide to retailers (I get mine at local Lowe's stores).
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What year does your spectible have on the tag?

I also have one from there, pretty recent, and I wonder if they were siblings lol
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What year does your spectible have on the tag?

I also have one from there, pretty recent, and I wonder if they were siblings lol
I'm not sure. I've had it maybe 5 or 6 years? It bloomed once before when the pseudobulb was roughly 6 or 7 inches tall, they are not supposed to do that. The plant is at work right now, here's a not-so-great photo of it from last week:

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If I can check the info on the tag I will, but that tag may be pretty solidly held in place by the roots.
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