Back in May, my friend Zach sent me some pollen from one of his Phalaenopsis orchids in the mail.
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.
Sometime last night, the pod popped open, scattering tiny seeds on the leaves below.
A set of Phalaenopsis visits the Plant Doctor.
That’s an affirmative. Grow, pod, grow!
All orchid sex is a ménage à trois that involves strap-ons.
If you’ve had an orchid for a couple years and it’s still in the pot it came in, I bet you 20 bucks the roots are rotting.
I am not crazy enough to grow orchids from seed, but I am crazy enough to try and grow them from a bottle.
Orchids are just plants, and like all plants, all they need is a little light, water, and attention.
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