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after pollinating, removing flowers?

This is a discussion on after pollinating, removing flowers? within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I'm just wondering, I pollinated my orchids, would it be better for seed devellopment if ...

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    I'm just wondering, I pollinated my orchids, would it be better for seed devellopment if i cut the other flowers from the plant? Considering producing and maintaining flowers costs a lot of energy.

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    Don't remove the flowers that are pollinated since this will remove or damage the parts that form the pod. If you want to remove the other flowers that is up to you. Most of the breeders I have met don't bother to remove the other flowers. Just make sure you have a healthy vigorous plant before breeding whether you remove flowers or not.

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    I still enjoy the remaining flowers. As long as the plant is healthy just let the rest remain till finished. You should be using a healthy plant to pollinate anyway for proper seed capsule development.

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