Category: Propagation

TISSUE CULTURE: Advantages

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago It has increased the range of choice at the high quality level; but phalaenopsis mericlones take two to three times as long to mature and some never do; paphiopedilum explants produce short-lived c... Read More

FLASKING: Stopper Type Preferred

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Bakelite screw caps are good; for the long run required by orchids rubber with cotton in the center hole is preferred; Mason jars with screw caps are also satisfactory. A75-192 Read More

SEED: Storage

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Directions: cut the capsule open, place seed on paper, write date and identification; let dry for about two weeks; store in small envelopes in a large jar with a six- or eight-ounce packet of silic... Read More

SEED PODS: Time to Mature

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Some mentioned: Cattleyas, 11 to 13 months; Laelia purpurata about nine months; Phalaenopsis schilleriana six months; Paphiopedilum spicerianum 11; Paph. insigne 10; Masdevallia 4; Calanthe 3 to 4;... Read More

SEED: Cleaning

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago The removal of chaff can be done by means of apparatus made from glass tube and rubber tubing and an air bulb to blow the chaff gently, leaving viable seed behind; illus. A63-891 Read More

SEED: Dispersal by Hand in the Wild

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago From a pod shake seed into pint jar of water, add 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon dilute fertilizer solution, 1 drop liquid detergent; place in refrigerator 24 hours; pour into bucket of water and a... Read More

SEEDLINGS: Replating in Pop-bottles

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Plastic two-liter bottles can be used to grow community seedlings of phalaenopsis successfully; in a mix of small bark, fine charcoal and one-third sphagnum moss. OIE86Jan-15; Jy-6; 87Mar 7 Read More

SEEDS: Germination and Culture

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago For techniques, procedures, culture media, sources of supplies, symbiotic and asymbiotic methods; North American terrestrials; European terrestrials; Japanese orchids; Disa, Paphiopedilum, Spathogl... Read More

SELFING: Pros and Cons

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago If the characteristics of a plant are constant, as with species and it is self-fertile selfing is logical and rewarding as to results; if a hybrid comes from a distinctly different make-up selfing ... Read More

Methods of Orchid Multiplication

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Plants can be multiplied mainly by two methods. One is the sexual method and the other is the vegetative method. In the former method, generally two different parents plants are involved, leading t... Read More

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