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Dec 12, 2011 8:58 PM CST
|Just got these 3 flasks, i hate having such small plants but oh well im in the mood for some babying. |
Heres what they are thanks to Rosella orchids lovely coloured tags.
Dec 13, 2011 8:35 AM CST
|Good for you!! |
You bloomed plants from flask before with success - I am curious, what is the percentage of good blooming survivors from a flask like that for you?
I bought about 6 years ago a flask with Paph Black Currants x Macabre ( now registered as Lynne Cassidy). I started out with 30 babies in that flask and have now 2 blooming size plants, one of them is in spike. I actually managed to get a bunch of babies growing initially, but I lost many of them outside. At the time I was still foolish to use Sphagnum moss, a favorite nest building material for birds.... needless to say, one day in Spring I found my baby plants scattered over the floor of the cage. Then I lost a couple here and there, until there were two.
But I am glad I did it just for the experience. to the professional growers!! And other brave souls like you!
Dec 13, 2011 2:11 PM CST
|Yeah ive done 3 flasks before and have about 10 plants from each flask that are now near flowering size, i did them when they weren't ready as the flask got shook up in the mail and i had to deflask it early plus i left them outside in winter just under shadecloth but they survived slowerly. I still have alot of tiny plants in my greenhouse and now that summers here they should start getting bigger. Paphiopedilums take alot longer to grow than the cymbidiums and zygos ive found. There alot slower. These flasks have 25 large plants in them so im hoping the survival rates better and they get growing fast.|
Heres some little catts i did not to long ago
Dec 13, 2011 3:08 PM CST
|Bree, you did/do very well then!! |
They look very nice and healthy!
Dec 15, 2011 5:26 PM CST
|You are more daring than I, Bree. Good luck.|
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Dec 23, 2011 6:11 PM CST
|Thought id show you the plants in fungicide washing off the algar|
and then in there little pots of bark/perlite.
Dec 23, 2011 6:12 PM CST
|Now have to wait and see how they do....|
Dec 23, 2011 7:26 PM CST
|Bree, that is pretty neat!! You got yourself some nice looking little plants.|
Dec 23, 2011 7:56 PM CST
|Very cool!!! They look super healthy!!|