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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?!?!?

    33 21.85%
  • Yes, but only jewel orchids.

    7 4.64%
  • Not very often but once in a while I do.

    67 44.37%
  • Well, yes. Doesn't everybody?

    44 29.14%
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Thread: Ever buy an orchid just for its foliage?

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    Phalaenopsis schilleriana and stuartiana are good candidates!

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    Phal. Wiganiae, Phal. Hilo Lip, Phal. stuartiana.

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    Phal phillippensis, lindleyi are also beautiful.

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    I usually just buy them if they are in the 'needs extra love' section of the nursery. However, with my latest batch, I specifically looked for cool foliage since they spend 50 weeks of the year without flowers!

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    I bought a Paph delenatii, var Dunkel this spring just for the foliage. Who cares about the flower?

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    The British Paph Society had competitive classes at the show table at all their meetings, when I was a member, some years ago ; and one class was for best foliage. Some of the marbled or mottled leaves paphs are really wonderful. Flowers were considered a disadvantage in that class.

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    Oeceoclades spathulifera. Neat little terrestrial from Madagascar.

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    Very interesting pattern. Good one Chris

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