That layer of yellow blobs are all clusters of tiny, growing Dendrobium embryos. Sexy goop, eh?
Back in May, my friend Zach sent me some pollen from one of his Phalaenopsis orchids in the mail.
Try, try again.
This time I crossed two small Dendrobium and it looks like it worked!
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.
We read the botanical web so you don’t have to. In this edition: plants, old plants, and really old plants.
Trying my hand at growing one of nature’s most unusual plants, the Titan Arum.
Updates on the Green Dragon, growing an everything bagel, and my new band, Swimming in Dracaena.
I love plants. People who also love plants? Turns out, they’re pretty good, too.