Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

View Poll Results: Species or not!

Voters
28. You may not vote on this poll
  • Species Snob - only grow species

    1 3.57%
  • Wannabe Species Snob - grow mainly species with some hybrids

    9 32.14%
  • Bitsa - grow anything and everything

    18 64.29%
  • Hybrid Hoarder - ugh... if it's latin, no thank you!

    0 0%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Poll About Species

This is a discussion on Poll About Species within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well, there's been all sorts of polls and I just wanted to get a feel ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    bench72's Avatar
    bench72 is offline Moderator
    Real Name
    Tim
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilums
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    5,480
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    1

    Default Poll About Species

    Well, there's been all sorts of polls and I just wanted to get a feel of how many of us like or even prefer species...

    and then of course please explain

    cheers
    tim

    oh yeah I vote that I am a wannabe species snob, I prefer to grow species because it makes me feel like I'm some kind of environmentalist helping to preserve the natural order of things... of course, I see orchids that I like and it turns out to be a hybrid and a get them anyways... so what the heart and the brain does are completely independent...

  2. #2
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I see, I like, I buy.

  3. #3
    Gin's Avatar
    Gin
    Gin is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All types
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,831
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I love species I think they are easier to grow and bloom than ones with mixed up genetics . Once the culture is figured out .
    I also like hybrids ... some of them ...there are some I have never figured out . Gin

  4. #4
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    I see, I like, I buy.
    Me 2! I just love growing plants of all kinds!

    Cheers!
    BD

  5. #5
    WolfinKW's Avatar
    WolfinKW is offline Wolf - I bite but only when asked.
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Las Vegas - - baby!
    Posts
    637

    Default

    I like to go for certain colors, Joe thinks I'm crazy and likes to buy other stuff LOL

  6. #6
    orchidaddict789's Avatar
    orchidaddict789 is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phalaenopsis/Cattleya species
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    USA (MD)
    Posts
    669
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    See it, like it, buy it.
    See it, like it, buy it.
    See it, like it, buy it.
    See it, like it, buy it.


    Well, that's just me. Some hybrids look better than species, and some species look better than hybrids. Depends.

  7. #7
    Tanya's Avatar
    Tanya is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Loventana Lo
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Too many to mention
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    984
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Me 2! Me 2! I see it, I like it, I buy it, count me in!!

    I don't see any point in growing a species that not only have untidy manner of growth, but flowers are so tiny I can hardly see them, blooms only once a year and last for only few days, worst, only few hours.

    I grow things for their beauty and that I can enjoy them, not because they are rare and they are good collector items.

  8. #8
    Sue's Avatar
    Sue
    Sue is offline Evil Genius
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    581

    Default

    I try to stick to species, unless:

    1. The hybrid is an interesting/distant/unlikely intergeneric, or
    2. I know the parents of the hybrid and have a good idea of the particular look the breeder was going for (and it's an unusual and interesting direction), or
    3. The hybrid is a good example of a type of plant I'd like to have one or two of (e.g. big white phal, vini paph, etc.)

    Somehow, I still have more hybrids than species.

  9. #9
    Karen is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    23

    Default

    I would have thought I was a species snob but I counted and 6% of the plants are hybrids, mostly plants from when we first were getting into orchids (but even then we were wannabe species snobs). Though I have been getting rid of the hybrids... but iI am sentimental about some of them, and since they are old mature plants they put on a pretty impressive show.

    Regards/ Karen

  10. #10
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Tanya - really like the latest avatar!!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Pot Recycle Poll
    By Diane in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: February 28th, 2017, 05:48 AM
  2. Watering Poll
    By Diane in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: June 19th, 2016, 08:45 PM
  3. Poll about Noids
    By orchidaddict789 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: May 27th, 2014, 09:43 PM
  4. Lighting Poll
    By Diane in forum Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 25th, 2009, 12:57 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.