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    An orchid fancier with a CP problem chibae's Avatar
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    I feel sooo guilty

    I have always considered myself somewhat of a species snob. Although there are certain crosses that have, shall we say, "a certain naive charm but no real muscle", 95% of my collection are species.

    But I have found myself growing more and more entranced with my bellii x aristo. I think my only neps I enjoy more are my hamatas and my amp. This nep is my second aristo cross and I find myself wondering if there are other bellii crosses out there I might like as well.

    How could this have happened? I feel so guilty. Any suggestions?
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    I, too, was also more interested in species rather than hybrids when I first started the hobby. However, I always found it difficult/expensive to develop a large collection of pure species - many were unavailable, expensive, or hard to locate in general - plus many seemed to require more exacting conditions than I could provide living in the desert without breaking the bank. Hybridization lets me keep a lot more plants in intermediate conditions without the plants suffering.

    Also, being on a serious plant budget (saving for a house/wedding simultaneously), hybrids allow me to attain the look of the species I desire without breaking the bank - I simply can't afford to ship a hamata or an edwardsiana from germany, but I am perfectly happy with something like my hamata x burkei or my singalana x spectabilis.
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    It happens when a hybrid is just plain gorgeous, can't be helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibae View Post
    I have always considered myself somewhat of a species snob. Although there are certain crosses that have, shall we say, "a certain naive charm but no real muscle", 95% of my collection are species.
    I see a Rocky Horror quote! lol
    It is that time of year . . .

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    Lol i noticed the quote too! Since I'm in witch city (ahrg..) i would prob be shunned if i didn't since they host the movie in salem cinema every October lol lol!

    I too am a species snob when it comes to Neps.. But i find myself more then happy to have a cross of certain plants that have my favorite traits in them like singalana, ramispina, reinwardtiana, mikei..etc..etc i really like the look of Long Dark pitchers with a not so dolled up but not too bland perisome..idk why they always catch my eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    I see a Rocky Horror quote! lol
    It is that time of year . . .
    Once upon a time, in a forum which shan't be named there lived a board for bonsai. I started a thread on said board entitled "Moles in Winter". By the thread's end the entire show had been quoted line by line and we started to go into Shock treatment.
    Unique thing is, the thread had been started with a serious question and took more than a page to change into a RHPS tribute.

    And NO WHERE is there a specialty or "corner on the market" so to speak for this movie around Halloween. It is universal and totally unrelated to the history of some misguided religious idiots who believed trouble making teens over sensible women. If anything a shout out should go to Knotts Berry Farm who had sponsored a 24 hour television RHPS marathon every Halloween
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    I never understood why some peoplke are so vigilant in only collecting species. You do realize those supposedly "pure bloods" are very likely just other hybrids from plants that are now extinct? They didnt get to where they are today by selectively breeding in nature, thats not how it works :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sashoke View Post
    I never understood why some peoplke are so vigilant in only collecting species. You do realize those supposedly "pure bloods" are very likely just other hybrids from plants that are now extinct? They didnt get to where they are today by selectively breeding in nature, thats not how it works :P
    tell that to the seperate species of lions and tigers and bears
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