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Mar 5, 2015 6:52 PM CST
|A friend of mine in my neighborhood has an enormous, ancient dendrobium that has bloomed and now has 7-8 huge seed pods on it....she asked me how to handle the seeds and I had NO idea...anyone?|
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Mar 5, 2015 7:53 PM CST
|Growing Orchids from seed is not as straight forwards as it might seem, and unless this is truly a super ultra rare plant, not available anymore, I would just let the seeds blow away wherever they might want to blow. (Or, perhaps in your climate, some might actually germinate if sprinkled on to an approriate substrate?) |
I see numerous seed pods on several of my Orchids after spending the Summer outside. If I don't want them to weaken the plant, I simply cut them off and throw them out, or I just ignore them.
Otherwise, there are flasking services see my link, for that ultra rare Orchid.
Mar 5, 2015 8:05 PM CST
|I agree! Unless it is a native orchid, there is little chance that a hobby grower could ever get the seeds to germinate. Best left to the scientists that do it for a living.|
Mar 5, 2015 9:27 PM CST
|I agree. Orchid seeds are as fine as dust. Working with them is best left to the pros.|
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