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  • Mostly noids. I love noids...or it's the only choice...

    12 5.04%
  • Many noids. I tend to lean on the side of noids for some reasons.

    3 1.26%
  • Don't care. I see an orchid, I like it, I buy it. Noid or not doesn't influence me.

    96 40.34%
  • Some noids. Unless the noid is exceptional, I still stick to labeled 'chids.

    91 38.24%
  • No noids. I don't ever buy nameless orchids. Too much confusion and this and that...

    36 15.13%
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Poll about Noids

This is a discussion on Poll about Noids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Took a while for me, a no-nothing, to figure out want the heck a " ...

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    Took a while for me, a no-nothing, to figure out want the heck a "noid" was!!! That being said. Most of mine came with labels...some didn't (gift cuttings from a friend who has no labels, a rescue of a nearly dead completely unknown orchid hiding in with my moms cacti, and other sources). However over the years some of the labels I did have have disappeared, so I guess now I have more "noids". I have 12 orchids now. A puny lot compared with what I see a lot of folks in here have. The reside on my window sill, or on a table near a window. The last two I got.... one is a Coelogyne Blockhurst FCC/RHS. It's a very sweet smelling white and yellow bloom. I have some pictures that aren't edited yet... I'll post them later. The other one was past blooming and I got it at a discount (I like discounts) so I have no idea what it looks like, but it is supposed to be a mini cattleya. It came with a care tag, but the label had been lost. I suppose most of my other labels ended up disappearing when I repotted the plants. But, I'm still KEEPING my orchids...labels or not!

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    I think you guys might be making me rethink my vote. I initially said it has to be a tagged Orchid, but now after reading a lot of your posts, I might have to "save a couple" from a local store one day soon

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    Mary...for starters, you're NOT a know nothing! And it does not matter if your orchid has a tag telling its name. If you love it and it's yours, that is all that counts. I'm sure that ALL of us have had or have at this time some favorite orchids that don't have a tag! ( I do! ) The ones I didn't have names for, I tried to identify. If I cannot find their REAL NAMES...I give them a name. Why not do that with yours?! Betty :-)

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    I have a couple of Orchid books that have helped put names to some of my orchids. There are three that I've never seen bloom. One is a purple Cattleya that I got as a bare seedling with two leaves about 12 years ago. It's grown to fill a 4" pot now and I'm hoping to see a bloom this year. A friend gave me one that I think it is supposed to have yellow spidery like blooms, but I'm not sure, I've had for 7 years, and it's gone from a spindly broken off pseudo bulb to a 4" pot . I have no clue what my Mom's orchid is. I have a green one from my father's bunch that I did get a name for (it's written down somewhere). It had blooms when I got it 4 years ago...and it's never bloomed again. It got scale really bad and I lost more than half of it to that. Also it came from a much warmer climate where it lived outside, and I'm in the Pacific North West where it is much colder and it's stuck inside so it won't die from the cold most of the time. I have one my former supervisor gave me and the few days it lived at work, three people knocked it off my desk. It's still trying to recover. One day I'll have my own place again and be able to put in a greenhouse for them. Labels aren't that important to me... just the names so I can look them up and find out how to best care for them. My very prolific slipper orchid was a rescue from the nursery...it had fallen over and gotten dumped out of it's pot and was all withered. Talked them in to a nice discount!! Now it's one of my nicest orchids and blooms almost continually. It did take a very short break so I could re-pot it...now it's putting out more blooms. There are pictures of some of the orchids in that introduction thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camare View Post
    I have a couple of Orchid books that have helped put names to some of my orchids. There are three that I've never seen bloom. One is a purple Cattleya that I got as a bare seedling with two leaves about 12 years ago. It's grown to fill a 4" pot now and I'm hoping to see a bloom this year. A friend gave me one that I think it is supposed to have yellow spidery like blooms, but I'm not sure, I've had for 7 years, and it's gone from a spindly broken off pseudo bulb to a 4" pot . I have no clue what my Mom's orchid is. I have a green one from my father's bunch that I did get a name for (it's written down somewhere). It had blooms when I got it 4 years ago...and it's never bloomed again. It got scale really bad and I lost more than half of it to that. Also it came from a much warmer climate where it lived outside, and I'm in the Pacific North West where it is much colder and it's stuck inside so it won't die from the cold most of the time. I have one my former supervisor gave me and the few days it lived at work, three people knocked it off my desk. It's still trying to recover. One day I'll have my own place again and be able to put in a greenhouse for them. Labels aren't that important to me... just the names so I can look them up and find out how to best care for them. My very prolific slipper orchid was a rescue from the nursery...it had fallen over and gotten dumped out of it's pot and was all withered. Talked them in to a nice discount!! Now it's one of my nicest orchids and blooms almost continually. It did take a very short break so I could re-pot it...now it's putting out more blooms. There are pictures of some of the orchids in that introduction thread.
    If sounds as if you know how to keep your orchids happy, Mary...and here, that is what it's all about! If you post a pic. of your "non bloomers," some of us may at least be able to tell you what kind they are...That way you can look up "how" to best take care of them! And, help to get them to bloom for you, too. In the wild where orchids grow, they get a 20 to 25 degree temperature drop at night. Also, a blossom booster fertilizer would help...Apply 1/4 strength weekly. Also, cattleyas need a LOT of light. Hope some of this will help...Good luck, Betty :-)

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    Hi, Guys!
    The only noid plants I have are rescues, or in the case of a couple of cyms, I couldn't walk away!
    Almost all the phals are rescues...at least 10.
    Remo

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    I will buy a noid, but I tend towards the labeled. Cultural info is easier to find that way. And I know what to expect....considering that I buy most orchids when they are out of bloom to save money. That and I like the challenge of blooming it on my own. AND there is not so much disappointment when my blooms aren't as great as the ones that were already there when I bought it.

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    Today I added another Orchid to my collection...and it actually has a LABEL!!! Most of the choices did not have labels. Got it half off since it was done blooming, but that way I can afford them! It's a Bllra. Tahoma Glacier "Sugar Sweet". I looked it up to see what it will look like next year when it blooms. Turns out I have another one similar! Now I can't wait until the two of them bloom at the same time so I can compare the blooms!

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    hmm nowadays with my collection growing and the amount of money i put into it...I really do avoid the noid at all cost...i rarely buy these cause im not sure what they have or where they have been, let alone their name....I dont want to even take the chance of killing or infecting my babies..hehe...the noids that i do have have their own spot......otherwise they really have to whistle to me in the box stores......what a change in me over the past year let me tell you...lol

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    Zero NOIDs in my collection. If it's not labeled I will not buy it. I do grow mostly species though.

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