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Tag: Orchids

First Bloom: Cirrhopetalum pulchellum

The whole spread is about an inch across.

Two Links Closer in the Chain of Dendrobium Ifs

That layer of yellow blobs are all clusters of tiny, growing Dendrobium embryos. Sexy goop, eh?

Pollination By Post

Back in May, my friend Zach sent me some pollen from one of his Phalaenopsis orchids in the mail.

A Dendrobium Seed Pod and the Long Chain of Ifs

That tiny fluff is just the packaging – the seeds are too tiny to be visible to the naked eye.

I Think I Impregnated My Dendrobium

Try, try again.

Paphiopedilum Seedlings from Troy Meyers

I received the deflasked seedlings today and there were at least two dozen individual plants there.

The Orchid Cupid Strikes Again

This time I crossed two small Dendrobium and it looks like it worked!

The Continuing Phalaenopsis Impregnation Saga

After a week or so, there was a fine orange dust at the bottom of the paper cone. In that teaspoon of dust were hundreds of thousands of seeds.

Tiny Orchid Flowers

The larger my orchid collection grows, the more I appreciate the small ones.

It’s Still Slipper Season

One of my favorite Paphiopedilum flowers ever.


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