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deflasking again

This is a discussion on deflasking again within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; i still lern for deflasking,this time is the 3rd time for me after lost almost ...

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    i still lern for deflasking,this time is the 3rd time for me after lost almost all for first 2 time but i'm excite every time that i see the baby in the bottle.

    this time is a flask of Rhy.gigantea "white" .they're only 12 big and a lots for small one that i don't count.i did deflask on november 24

    today i open the box for 3 hours and will slowly increase time every day.the baby still look good.still one more flask from thailand to come and i'll try in another method that thai grower raise their babies (leave them in basket,spray 2 times a day till new root and new leaf come out)

    keep finger cross for me for this experience .











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    That's always fascinating to me to see. I really want to try a flask sometime, but first I think I'd better get a compot of something to try. Something easy! So far I haven't seen one on sale that I wanted to try. For now I'm waiting for spring anyway, it was 3 degrees when I got up this morning!!

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    Hi Kitty, I take out plenty of plants from flasks as I grow them myself. If you follow simple rules you will probably save all your little plants. You may like to try the way I do and I loose very few. Open the flask and leave it open for at least one day, even two if you want. remove the little plants from the flask and wash them off with luke warm water in which you have added some plain white sugar. place the plants on newspaper to allow them to dry, preferably in a warm area, allowing good air movement, you will leave them in this position until all the roots turn white. You will notice that the root tip start to turn green, they are now ready for planting. Place the plants in pots where the medium has been previously watered. Do NOT water them for at least 5-10 days,(you may mist after 5 days) Do not cover your plants, allow them good air movement and soon you will notice good root development and the plants will start to grow nicely. when you remove the plants from the flasks the roots are still 'Wet roots' and you need them to change to be able to become 'air roots' otherwise they damp off. If you are not convinced, just try a few plants and you will see, this method has worked for me every time, Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ORCHIDJOE View Post
    Hi Kitty, I take out plenty of plants from flasks as I grow them myself. If you follow simple rules you will probably save all your little plants. You may like to try the way I do and I loose very few. Open the flask and leave it open for at least one day, even two if you want. remove the little plants from the flask and wash them off with luke warm water in which you have added some plain white sugar. place the plants on newspaper to allow them to dry, preferably in a warm area, allowing good air movement, you will leave them in this position until all the roots turn white. You will notice that the root tip start to turn green, they are now ready for planting. Place the plants in pots where the medium has been previously watered. Do NOT water them for at least 5-10 days,(you may mist after 5 days) Do not cover your plants, allow them good air movement and soon you will notice good root development and the plants will start to grow nicely. when you remove the plants from the flasks the roots are still 'Wet roots' and you need them to change to be able to become 'air roots' otherwise they damp off. If you are not convinced, just try a few plants and you will see, this method has worked for me every time, Good luck.
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    thank you Joe for your advise,i'll try your method with new coming flask and compare between yours and thai grower's method.haha a lots of idea in my head now.

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    i grow species from seed as well as remakes of hybrids and new stuff(secret) and different genera survive with different methods...dendrobiums are tough u can make mistakes....some like it dry like papilio,mule ears and broughtonias so i use perlite and gravel and tiny charcoal....phals like it moist perlite and promix....a gravel and perlite mix for those vandaceous should be fine...mist daily and let dry with good air movement...fungicide weekly and by the sixth week with good light nothing to worry about again

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    thank you Joe for your advise,i'll try your method with new coming flask and compare between yours and thai grower's method.haha a lots of idea in my head now.
    i have tried the thai method and it works for dendros and vandaceous...like those big babies u have there...i place gravel in a clay pot and jus place all the big seedlings together in a loose bunch ON THE SURFACE and control moisture.....the smaller ones can go into compot...as soon as the roots start to grow with green root tips they can be potted individually in mall pots or mounted on wood

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    update my 2 months baby on 1/14/2014.till now i lost one from root rot but another still looking good.i end up group them to save a space.

    here're the pictures from this morning .






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    Looks good Kitty. I have two flasks I want to deflask in spring, a Brassia flask and a Cattleya flask (both hybrids).

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    one word of advice...when u see green root tips and the plants pass through that initial soft stage....increase light gradually as vandaceous seedlings stagnate and dont really take off as they should when the light isnt enough

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    My past experience with deflasking indicated that air movement produced much better results than keeping them closed up. They look like fairly nice sized plants. I remember getting flasks in the mail that had plants the size of a pencil erasor with few roots. They eventually came along but it was rough going. Good luck with them!

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