Flask baby orchids status report

Orchid flask babiesThe flask baby project is progressing nicely… here you see the Phalaenopsis amboinensis babies.

The UK kids from Equatorial Plants are growing slowly… oh so slowly. For some you can see clear growth, especially Cattleya schilleriana and D. cyanocentrum. Even Paph. bellatulum and Phal. amboinensis (in the picture) are looking good, some are growing faster than others. Promenaea rollinsonii are not breaking any speed records, but are looking okay. Phal. wilsonii has not moved a single millimeter … they are in pretty sad shape overall and I have now tossed one of the 5 I got (but in all fairness, they were all in pretty bad condition when they arrived).

The super tiny Dracula cordobae babies that came from Ecuagenera are doing ok. The bottle came with mold so I had to deflask at once, even though they were sooo small. We will see if they make it – but so far so good. Still in flasks: Masd. infracta, Masd. decumana and they are growing ever so slooow…

The two small orchi-pacs I got from Roellke in october, Paph. appletonianum and Phal. pulchra are growing fine (but I think I might loose one of the pulchra’s…).

About the Author:

Karma is an environmentalist, hiking zealot and orchid nerd from Sweden. She is also a designer/art director and a blogger. She has been the editor for the Swedish Orchid Society magazine, published internationally and held lectures on orchid culture. At the moment Karma is a digital nomad, intent on discovering the world one trail at a time.

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