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Paphiopedilum Seedlings from Troy Meyers

When I was researching Troy Meyers for my orchid seeds pods, I couldn’t help but do a little shopping. They have a wide selection of orchid flasks. You can reserve them in advance and they’ll send them when they’re ready.

I selected a hybrid of two Paphiopedilum gratrixianum cultivars: ‘Foster’ and ‘Olympic’. I received the deflasked seedlings today and there were at least two dozen individual plants there (three, if you count the really tiny ones that probably won’t make it). I put them all together in a community pot with Sphagnum as a medium.


The cool part about this is how much detail Troy Meyers has on each flask. You can see the flowers of the parent plants and even photos of the seeds. So, according to Troy Meyers, the plants I have were just seeds in January 2010. That means they’re now two years, three months old.

Orchids and patience go well together.

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