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    how do i grow orchid seeds?

    when one of my orchids flowered last year, i was bored and so decided to pollinate it. this has resulted in a large amount of rather dust like seed. i have had no previous experience growing orchids (other than putting them on a windowsill and watering them), and so i was wondering how to grow the seeds.

    i believe the plant to be Paphiopedilum maudiae hybrid, and the pollen i used was taken from a Doritaenopsis of some kind (is it possible to cross these? i may have accidentally pollinated it using its own pollen).


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    It's gonna be hard. Paphs. ususally take to being germinated invitro for about a year. (Tissue Culture) Coincidentally this is exactly what I'm trying to do as an additional hobby/business. PM'ed you some further details.
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    You'd need certain symbiotic fungi for each species and use TC as Chris said. I'm no orchid person but I don't think paphs can make intergeneric hybrids.


    There is some flasking company I remember and they do this for people... hell if I remember it.

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    Yup, that's gonna be ME JLAP. A new flasking service in process. There are no others, repeat after me, there are no others
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    i've been given a number of things to try by some other people. most of them appear to be completely insane. should be fun trying though.


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    I found the place I was thinking of.

    http://www.troymeyers.com/

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    A Paph can't cross with a Dtps. The first thing someone like Troy Meyers does is to mount a slide and check the seed for viable embryos. That seed won't have any. If you want to experiment with flasking, start with something that might succeed.
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    probably very sound advice. it was a nice thought anyway. i'm currently considering sending some to someone else that i know vaguely who actually grows orchid seeds, incase i self pollinated the plant.


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