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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; It doesn't matter to me if an orchid got a tag or not, for as ...

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  1. #41
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    It doesn't matter to me if an orchid got a tag or not, for as long I love its blooms, is in good condition and has a price I can afford, I would surely bring it with me at home. The ID of the orchid wont stressed me. I would not worry for I know that a lot of friends here have a broad knowledge about orchids and would definitely be of help in ID orchids of any kind.. That's why I love this site! ~

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    I do like to know the name of the orchid I'm bying, but when I like one that has no ID I will also buy it. No mather what

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    I will still obtain the odd NoID here and there. Probably close to 1/3 of what I have right now is NoID, but if I really like the bloom, I don't care, I give most of my orchids nicknames anyway! I guess as I get more experience I'll want only named 'chids? Naw, that's not me.
    Good Growing,
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    Having an equal? mix of noids and pre labelled orchids is the reason why I found this site ( from a search facility). Not always to id a specimen because I always discard labels but to research cultivation and find tips, advice, opinions and experiences If I have a partic problem or just to satisfy my curiosity. i often regret disposing of labels sometimes as obviously it would help in cases but I adore my collection to be nurtured and grown in a manmade slice of habitat resembling their natral environment as close as possible i.e as mounted epiphytes on branches. I can see that other orchid lovers would see my setup being an absolute nightmare.!!!!

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    I lose the tags or confuse them when I am repotting. ----vendor information removed - see FAQs on posting---- orchids don't come with tags for some reason so if I like it I buy it then worry about how to take care of it
    Danny

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    I'm still new to orchids, so if it's pretty, I'll buy it if I can sneak it into the house! When looking to replace my very first phal that died, I 'rescued' a phal from a big box store. It was not in bloom & had a couple of blemishes, but I could see that it still had some nice roots. It was simply labeled 'phalenopsis' & I got them to discount it to $5. I just wanted to get it home & in a pot before my hubby noticed my first one had died! He doesn't want me to buy any more orchids. But too bad for him! Any whoo, this phal is now doing GREAT in an oxygen core pot! I am hoping to see a flower spike start soon!

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    The only NOIDs I have are a few hard-cane Dendrobiums and one Phal I just got for $4. I order almost all my orchids online, or get them in person from a grower not too far away. I'm not vehemently opposed to NOIDs; it's more that I'm not into the orchids that show up as NOIDs. I really like Cattleya species and primary hybrids, and with more complex hybrids I'm picky about the colors & petal shapes, so I want to know exactly what I'm getting.

    I'd probably buy NOID Oncidiinae without blinking, though, if the stores around here sold them. I'm nowhere near as fussy about those, for whatever reason. And the culture on those intergenerics is pretty standard, so I wouldn't worry about that side of things.

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    I never buy noid hybrids to grow (might buy for a pot plant gift..) I will buy unidentified species in a genus I am interested in.

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    Sure, ill buy a NOID, so long as it is PERFECT. If it just a standard white phallie? no thanks, but a nice peloric yellow is a must! Mind you, phallies are all we can get here. Plus, i will always accept a NOID freebie of any orchid, which i have done on several occasions.

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    im blessed/cursed with vendors that most often only have the chinese name on hand... and that equals some froofroo name that doesnt mean anything... like 'summer's peaceful beauty' ...i buy what i like and do my best to try to find the right id, dont much care tho and with them danged ol taxomonsters always changing shit, what does it really matter, really, unless you intend to breed... i guess a big difference is that i know when i BUY a noid or id challenged orchid, it's not some weekassed mill plant, it's pedigree... just with a funny sounding name!

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