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Deflasked phalaenopsis seedling

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by jackb, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Nov 2, 2018
    jackb

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    Today I decided to deflask one of the phalaenopsis seedlings to see if they are ready to live outside of the flasks. The seedling was planted in sphagnum moss moistened with a dilute nutrient solution; it will be initially grown in a domed container then gradually be acclimated to life outside the dome.

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    Nyboy

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    catjac1975

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    I had planned to do this years ago. I got lots of seeds and then decided to learn more. Way too much equipment for me to proceed.I am living vicariously through you. Thanks for the update.
     
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    jackb

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    Cat, You can use a microwave, a clear plastic tote and a few baby food jars,the media can be found in Ebay for six dollars. I am sure you could handle it and add a whole new dimension to your growing business.
     
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    catjac1975

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    But how long will it take to get a blooming plant? It would only be for the thrill of success, not the business. That is secondary to me.
     
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    jackb

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    The parent plant was pollinated a little over a year ago and now I have a seedling. I would estimate that the plant will be mature in about a year, so figure two years from pollination to new plant flowering. You probably have had a lot of plants for two years. Patience is a virtue so go for it, it was a fun project.
     
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    My Amaryillis took about 8 years to bloom. And I still have seedlings than have never bloomed. But they are finally pretty big!
     
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