Found in Costa Rica - Orchid flasks for the masses

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  1. Feb 9, 2020 #1

    silence882

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    Hi all,

    My wife and I visited Costa Rica for a week for some ecotourism and to get away from cold and dreary Maryland. A private orchid garden had these for sale as souvenirs:
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    And there were even some for sale at the airport:
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    I was surprised to see flasks being put into the hands of mere mortals, but I hope purchasers have good luck with them. They seemed (from what little I could tell) to be easy-to-grow kinds. I have no idea if they'd make it across the US border, despite the claims on the packaging.

    --Stephen

    P.S. Costa Rica was gorgeous. Everyone should visit.
     
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    Ray

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    In theory, being in vitro, so being artificially propagated and sterile by default, there should be no issues bringing them in, but who can say how things are interpreted and enforced.

    I doubt that most "mere mortals" have the patience, even if they gain the know-how to raise them.
     
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    Linus_Cello

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    Sometimes the “mere mortals” buy them as souvenirs for us orchid growers. At least they’re more likely virus free than the orchids at the big box stores
     

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