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What's the most you have spent on a single orchid?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by The tomato, Oct 18, 2023.

  1. The tomato

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    Title speaks for it's self, For me its probably only around 35$. How about you.
     
  2. Raven

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    I don't wanna say exact number but it is probably 10 times more than what I would allow myself to pay for an orchid 9 years ago when I first got into this hobby.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    For me...about $250.

    The most expensive orchid I ever saw was a blue Phal. violacea - one mature and one offspring that had been wild collected. In the early '80s they were offered as a package for $35,000.

    I don't know if that was the price paid, but if it was, it was still a good investment, as every "blue" phalaenopsis since then originated with those plants.
     
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    $40 ,for an alba Phal.violacea seedling which promptly died!
     
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  5. The tomato

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    Sheesh! that is one pricey plant! By the way what was the one you bought?
     
  6. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I'll be damned if I can remember! I've been at this for over 50 years...
     
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  7. Lepancaritensis

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    $250 for a mature Bulbophyllum fletcherianum
     
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    In which year, during Covid?
     
  9. The tomato

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    Are you asking when I bought the plant, or if I’m asking about the question I asked?
     
  10. W. Malewa

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    The year you bought the plant. To get an impression for how long you already have been in Orchids, or to check your age. Seeing your posts, then 13 is not very convincing ;)
     
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    13, how nice! Talk about potential!
     
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  12. The tomato

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    To be honest i don't remember exactly when or what i bought but i'm pretty sure that's the most i've spent. I got into orchids around 2020.
     
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    If you’ve been growing orchids long enough, there seems to be a better chance not to want to reminisce on the money you’ve squandered.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Agreed. And DO NOT, under any circumstances, try to figure out how much you've spent on plants you've killed, or the total for all plants, supplies, equipment, and utility costs.
     
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