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Can Chiloschistas be self pollinated?

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    Default Can Chiloschistas be self pollinated?

    I have a first bloom on a Chiloschista that I am thinking of self pollinating bit don't want to waste the flower if it is a futile effort. Additionally, when you pollinate a flower, will it terminate all the other flowers and buds on the plant to create the pod?
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    I am no expert in self pollination but I think it should work. from what I know, only pollinated flowers would dry-up to conserve its energy and focus on seed pod and other flowers would continue. I could be wrong.

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    Almost any orchid can be self pollinated. I would discourage it if you know that a species plant resulted from self pollination of the parent (often "x self" on the label) but if you knew that you probably wouldn't have had to ask the question...

    In general, one pollinated flower / developing pod usually won't inhibit other buds, but sometimes if several get pollinated the rest of the spike might abort.

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