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This is a discussion on Pollinating instructions & photos within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Freud tells us it's perfectly healthy to self cross 3-4 times a week, and hybrid ...
Freud tells us it's perfectly healthy to self cross 3-4 times a week, and hybrid cross abour 2-5 times.
I use a bamboo skewer, now that I've started pollinating. I pop the pollen mass out, it sticks to the skewer, then I give the other end of the stick a flick with my finger to knock off any shield or excess parts that would normally be knocked off, and then its easy to pollinate the flower. I have one Phal that is dying right now because I removed the pollen mass, but the other plant I removed pollen from is showing no ill effects.