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species vs. hybrids

This is a discussion on species vs. hybrids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Are species generally more difficult to grow and bloom than hybrids, which may have been ...

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    Default species vs. hybrids

    Are species generally more difficult to grow and bloom than hybrids, which may have been bred to be easier to bloom? Or does it just depend......?

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    It all depends on your culture/growing conditions etc. Give any plant, species or hybrid the right treatment and it will grow and bloom happily for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paphraguy
    It all depends on your culture/growing conditions etc. Give any plant, species or hybrid the right treatment and it will grow and bloom happily for you!
    Species are harder to grow because most do require certain growing conditions such as: rest, drying out, higher light, lower light,cooler temps etc. etc., whereas a hybrid has the best of both parents,therefore making growing easier, especially for novices. Just MHO.

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    I'm not *even* going to touch this one...

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    often times wild-collected species will be harder to grow. seed-grown species, especially after many generations, are often easier to grow, if for no other reason than the fact that only plants that grew well enough to bloom were used to make subsequent generations of plants.

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    Huh, very interesting answer, kinda like natural selection.

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