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Vanda Coerulea Blue

This is a discussion on Vanda Coerulea Blue within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ok. I am totally confused. I plan one day to start propagating orchids. But for ...

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    Ok. I am totally confused. I plan one day to start propagating orchids. But for now, I am having trouble just checking on the plants outside because by the time I get home it is too dark. I truly hate this time of year in regard to the number of daylight hours. I am so limited and hope my plants in their protected outside places are BEHAVING THEMSELVES......

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    Does it matter if a plant is considered a division or a mericlone??? Is there more value? Just wondering?

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    V. coerulea been on my list since forever. Hope I could get it some day.

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    Does it matter if a plant is considered a division or a mericlone??? Is there more value? Just wondering?
    I think if the plant has excellent characteristics such as big round petals, free flowering, high number of flowers, fast growing etc. you may want to produce a clone from that plant because it will retain these characteristics most of the time. So if the plant has an award for example, the clone will produce the same characteristics as the awarded plant. But clone of awarded plant tend to be expensive. I hope you get what I mean.

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    A very fine V coerulea.

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    A division is a 'cutting' of the original plant and usually tends to be more expensive as it is propagated slowly.

    A mericlone is a lab cloning of a plant, usually in the hundreds or thousands. As a result it is more readily available and less cost.

    In terms of which is better depends on the owner (who wants rare and exclusive plants, either for breeding or shows) as well as consistency of the mericlone results (most bloom same as original plant but over-mericloning can produce aberrations that are sometimes bad like deformed flowers and sometimes better like 4N tetraploids with larger flowers).

    Hopefully this is more clear?

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