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Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by jackb, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Jul 26, 2018
    jackb

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    A final progress report on growing Phalaenopsis from seed:

    The protocorms are definitely forming into seedlings, so it looks like I am going to have plants, but at this point, I have no idea of how long it will take. I have deflasked and grown orchids so I am confident that I will get plants, lots of Phalaenopsis plants.

    They will remain sealed in vessels until they are ready to be deflasked and planted, so there is not much to do from this point on.

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  2. Jul 26, 2018
    murphysranch

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    I want, really want, to say:

    OMG look how cute the tiny itty bitty little leaf is!!!!

    Instead I'll say: Nice. Very interesting....
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2018
    jackb

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    I selected the largest corms and planted them individually thinking that they were individual plants and I would not get involved is dividing a mass of plants apart. Now, it appears that a corm can form multiple plants. I am thinking that the corms fuse themselves together naturally as part of the process then individual corms develop into individual plants. Mother Nature has a weird way of doing things.

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  4. Aug 9, 2018
    flowerbug

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    cute as a button! :)
     
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    colonies of plants can often support each other in a nutrient poor environment. in nature your nooks and crannies in the places such seeds will collect will probably encourage close companionship and ability to get along. :)
     
  6. Aug 11, 2018
    jackb

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    The cross-pollination of the large and miniature Phalaenopsis orchids has been successful, there are three pods developing on the miniature plant. I have not checked the large plant in the greenhouse yet.

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  7. Sep 4, 2018
    jackb

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    There are also several vessels with UGOs, Unidentified Growing Objects, that I am not sure of how they will turn out. Large clumps of tiny phalaenopsis plants all stuck together. Mother Nature surely does some strange things when you tinker with the natural process. I intend to grow them on just to see what happens. :idunno

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    it's so facinating to me to watch. :) thanks for the pictures and updates. :) i hope i can see flowers from them sometime in the future...
     

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