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Old 01-31-2018, 09:21 AM
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Would you buy?

This is a general question all.
Orchid farms I usually visit would place quite a number of very cheap orchids up for sales. They were usually be place at one corner isolated from the rest beautiful ones.

When I inspect almost all of those up on sales were not in good condition. Fungus, botrytis, brown spot, wilted foliage, root rot.

My question is, would you buy and safe them ?
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I personally wouldn't as it's a lot of hard work to bring them back to good condition. But some people buy them and they end up growing really well.

If you are confident of bringing them back to good health you could get a bargain but I will only buy healthy plants.
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I personally wouldn't as it's a lot of hard work to bring them back to good condition. But some people buy them and they end up growing really well.

If you are confident of bringing them back to good health you could get a bargain but I will only buy healthy plants.
Thank you Bolero for always being suppotive.
I'm tempting to buy though. I'm thinking, a newbie like me would probably kill more starting this hobby, might as well learn to safe first before I can appreciate the norm.

But part of me holding me back due the hard work that maybe it's not worth it for some.
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It could be successful but depending on the plant it might be years before you see it flower..........however, it is also possibly worth the risk. Just make sure whatever you buy has great air movement. If it has some rot and no air movement you will struggle with it.
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