Due to the so-called back bulges or back pieces that arise during division (please refer: Vegetative propagation) the stock can be increased relatively cheaply. You just have to be patient, can wait two or three years, until a new plant has developed from the reserve eyes of such rear bulbs. Particularly intensive consideration of the needs often leads to surprising results here.
Acquiring plants in bloom or in bloom can lead to disappointment. Their transition to changed environmental conditions can have a shock effect on the plant. It reacts to this by reducing the shelf life of the flowers, or buds well advanced in development do not open, they turn yellow and fall off. Finally, even flower buds in the first stage of becoming visible can stagnate and die off in the further development. Mind you, these phenomena can occur, but it doesn't have to be in every case. The cause is usually to be found in the reduced influence of light compared to the previous location. Possible sources of error are temperatures that are too high or too low, reduced humidity or extreme dryness of the substrate – all in all a drastic change compared to the previous location conditions. The desire, Acquire plants at the stage, in which one wishes to see one's fosterlings as the ultimate goal, is quite understandable. If there is a transition to room maintenance – as discussed – however, concerns, but less with a transition to plant windows or showcases. Almost no risk is to be expected when taking over into a greenhouse of more or less large size. Overall, however, it is harmless, buy budding or flowering plants, when enough light is available.
In any case it is safe to buy plants, which are still dormant or at the beginning of the new drive. They can adapt to the new environmental conditions and grow into them much more easily. Bud development will then be safer, provided of course, that the conditions for this are in place, or the plant is even of a flowering age. The experienced carer will also have the opportunity, To be able to buy young plants, exploit, to expand his collection with limited resources. However, the development time, which is then extended to a size that is capable of flowering, must be accepted. You can read more about the care in the section "Generative propagation". So you can acquire rarer types or variations, which can be relatively expensive as adult plants. When the first flowers of purchased young plants of new hybrids appear, one experiences the hope and expectation of the breeder and is integrated into a creative development, as it undoubtedly portrays the work of the breeder.