Cattleya schilleriana

A few more flask babies out of the nest

This weekend the remaining Cattleya schilleriana flask babies moved out of the community pot to single occupancy dwellings.

Since I mounted the first few babies several months ago and placed them in the warm vivarium, I wanted to try growing these in intermediate conditions.

I mounted the strongest one and hung it in the window, the remaining little ones went into pots. Since […]

By |June 15th, 2009|My orchids|2 Comments

Project flask babies, an update

So a whole bunch of the little flask babies I ordered from Equatorial Plants last summer got to move out of the nursery this week. It was a pretty big job, but really fun to see how much the little guys have grown in about 9 months. It is almost like giving birth, well I […]

By |April 26th, 2009|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

Flask babies update

Time 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 […]

By |January 19th, 2009|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

Flask baby orchids status report

The 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 […]

By |December 1st, 2008|Flask babies, Projects|0 Comments

Learned something new, again!

Today, 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 too much water. So […]

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