Raising orchids from seed.

Learned something new, again!

Dendrobium cyanocentrum orchids and Cattleya schilleriana orchid babiesToday, I had to replant all my orchid flask babies. I learned that the aluminum baking trays I was usng for pots, when put in water on leca do not last… do not know what causes it, but the bottom is entirely “eroded”. Then of course, the moss is wicking up […]

By | November 16th, 2008|Categories: Flask babies, Projects|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

UK orchid babies (01): 10 weeks

Orchid fask babies, UKAfter about a month I decided to rearrange in the nursery a little bit to get better humidity and to solv the temperature issues I have been dealing with…. it’s been working out really well.

I replanted the babies in tin cooking forms, then filled the mini-greenhouse bottom with leca and water. The leca works as an insulator, so now […]

By | October 9th, 2008|Categories: Flask babies, Projects|Tags: , , |0 Comments

UK orchid babies: 3 weeks

Orchid flask babies - UKAfter three weeks, everyone is looking great!!

My only concern is the temperature in the nurseries. I will start bringing down the temp in the growing room at night soon and it will definitely be too cold for these little ones. So I have installed a heating pad, like you would use to heat terrariums for reptiles. It […]

By | October 9th, 2008|Categories: Flask babies, Projects|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ecuador orchid babies: 1 week

Dracula cordobae flask babies - mold!I picked up my 3 flasks from Ecuagenera in Ecuador at the Gothenburg International Orchid show this weekend. The Masdies looked good (decumana and infracta), but the Dracula cordobae came with a 2 cm large spot of mold in the agar. So I had to deflask the little ones right away, too bad […]

By | October 9th, 2008|Categories: Flask babies, Projects|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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