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View Poll Results: Do you ever buy orchid for their foliage?

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  • Buy orchids for their foliage?! Are you NUTS?!?!?

    32 21.77%
  • Yes, but only jewel orchids.

    7 4.76%
  • Not very often but once in a while I do.

    67 45.58%
  • Well, yes. Doesn't everybody?

    41 27.89%
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Ever buy an orchid just for its foliage?

This is a discussion on Ever buy an orchid just for its foliage? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; meh, probably just a jewel orchid. speaking of the devil, i must find one! What ...

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    meh, probably just a jewel orchid. speaking of the devil, i must find one! What else is there apart from Ludisia discolour?

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    This one has been renamed, Jordan. It is now Haemaria discolor. As for others:

    Macodes petola -- one of the most beautiful, IMO







    and then there are also these:

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    (this one reminds me of a black Macodes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    This one has been renamed, Jordan. It is now Haemaria discolor. As for others:

    Macodes petola -- one of the most beautiful, IMO







    and then there are also these:

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    (this one reminds me of a black Macodes)

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    World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Haemaria is a synonym according to Kew...when i saw your post i went to find my shotgun and book a plane ticket to kew!

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    What do the blossoms look
    Like on the Jewel Orchid plant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar Cattleya View Post
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    quite bland actually. The Ludisia blooms are just a spike of small, white blooms, that dont attract much attention. Google images is the place to look

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    With vanda types...I've bought plants unbloomed that have correct placement of the straps. Where the fan has perfect confirmation. You can spot one of these from across the room. In my opinion you have a really good chance of the blooms following suite.
    I pick seedlings the same way. You have a table full of the same cross and I always go for the better conformation even if it is quite smaller.

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    When I want to add to my collection I always look for a different leaf type or growth habit. Let's face it, when Catts and Phals aren't in bloom, they don't have much to offer.

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    I definitely bought this one just for the leaves: Maxillaria pseudoreichenheimiana, with silvery leaf spots that look as if they're painted on to the leaf surface.


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    LOL! I see the necromancers have been at it again. (Raising up a "dead" {in other words "old"} thread back to life. ) Glad to see it still is a source of interest.

    Lily -- VERY nice plant, IMO!

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    i have tried jewel orchids, but there is an insect pest here that just destroys them. there are orchids i avoid due to their appearance (foliage) moreso than buying some for their leaves, but an attractive plant is an overall plus. i have a lot of other colorful houseplants and outdoor plants, so there is no lack of color and interest in my garden. the orchids don't have to carry that all by themselves.

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