Flask babies update

uk_kull-0Flask babies: Cattleya schilleriana, Dendrobium cyanocentrum, Paphiopedilum bellatulum, Phalaenopsis amboinensisTime for another update on the flask baby project. Yesterday was a big day! The first few teenagers got to move out of the community pots and into a little pot of their own today. 🙂 Granted, I still placed them in sphagnum moss and keep them in a separate mini-greenhouse in pretty much the same conditions as before but still, this is a big step. It took better part of my sunday afternoon to do it but it was very exciting.

Two Cattleya schilleriana, one Phalaenopsis amboinensis, one Paphiopedilum bellatulum and three dendrobium cyanocentrum (blue) got to graduate. I mounted the dendrobiums, two on cork and one directly on the EpiWeb in the nano-orchidarium.

Flask babies: Dendrobium cyanocentrumFlask babies: Paphiopedilum appletonianum, Paphiopedilum bellatulum, Phalaenopsis amboinensisFlask babies: Cattleya schilleriana, Dendrobium cyanocentrum, Promenaea rollinsoniiThe rest of the youngsters got a root-check, and all are looking really good!! The Promenaea rollinsonii have started growing a lot finally. Then I replaced the moss before replanting – consolidating tubs.

Flask babies: Masdevallia infracta and decumanaI also went ahead and deflasked the last two flaks from Ecuagenera (Masdevallia decumana and m.  infracta) since one was starting to mould and I was starting to ger a few clear leaves on the plants in the other. They came out fine and looked great! Especially the Masdevallia decumana babies looked big and really healthy (the tub in the back). Very cool!

About the Author:

Karma is a digital nomad graphic artist and writer, orchid nerd and long-distance hiker from Gothenburg, Sweden. Former editor-in-chief for the Swedish Orchid Society magazine, published internationally and held lectures on orchid culture.

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