Pollination By Post
Back in May, my friend Zach sent me some pollen from one of his Phalaenopsis orchids in the mail. I used it to pollenate one of mine that happened to be blooming.
I snapped a quick photo to remember the details. That’s the pollinia there in the plastic bag after the word “purple.”
The pollination took! Here’s the pod today.
Phalaenopsis orchid pods can take 8 months or so to mature, so we still have lots of time to wait. But if this pod produces viable seeds, the plants will be a mix of two different Phalaenopsis hybrids, both with white and purple blooms.