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Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii fma. coerulea – For Sale

Cattleya intermedia v. aquinii fma, coerulea for sale.   In bloom presently as shown.  $20. Plant size is 14″ from the bottom of the pot to the top of the leaves.  It will remain relatively compact with additional growth.  Flower count is typically 2 to 4 flowers per inflorescence.   Contact me at stevertd2010@gmail.com or text to […]

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Where Do Orchids Come From

Where do orchids come from?

Seeds of course! As silly as it seems, that wasn’t known until around 1800. As they are very dust-like, it was speculated that they came from birds, goats, and even cadavers somehow in a magical way. Even after they were able to conclude that seeds were produced, it was well into the 1800s that it was known that orchids could be grown from seeds as they couldn’t understand that the dust from orchid seed pods were the seeds.

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Orchid Seed Sowing Workshop – March 25, 2023

If you would like to learn about how to grow orchids from seed at home, please join me for an afternoon of how to sow and grow orchids from seed. This course will focus on how to do the entire process at home with readily available supplies. While commercial labs have extensive equipment, good results can be had with minimal gear and is an enjoyable addition to growing your mature orchids. Plus you can create your own hybrids and experiment as you please.

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Growing Orchids Without Pots

Growing orchids mounted may be referred to as growing on plaques, mounts, slabs, and rafts. It isn’t complicated and one of the easiest ways of growing. Like all orchids, timing is important as you want to do any readjustments of the plant when the new roots are starting to form. Moving a plant after the roots have developed will damage the roots and may set the plant back considerably or even lead to its death. As I said, I have many plants starting up for the season now, so keep an eye on your plants.

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Orchid Seed Workship

Growing orchids from seed may seem daunting, but this workshop was given to show that it is quite achievable in a home setting without elaborate or expensive equipment. All the items used were easily obtained. And while some seeds such as Paphiopedilum may take years to bloom, others such as Habenaria can be blooming within a year and a half. So don’t let the time to bloom dissuade you from trying from seed. There are several that will bloom in a reasonable time.

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