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Deflasking Orchid Seeds

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    Hello Everyone /Good day to you,

    This is Raja (Login id Raja202b) from OrchidTalk Orchid Forum

    Documented DeFlasking of orchids to know my mistakes and learn from experts. At the same time useful for other beginners.

    Required items: Orchid flask , Hammer, Lighter, Old newspaper, Coconut husk , Coconut chunks , Semi-hydroponics, Fine coconut husk, Tree bark, charcoal, Bamboo sticks, lighter, Bucket of water, water spray.

    Optional items: Decorative stones, garden cutting scissor.

    Time : Around 5 hours.

    Date : 27-Dec-2015

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    01. Red many articles and tried DeFlasking.

    Purchased this from flower shop. Shop Manager was very friendly and guided me how to DeFlask.

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    02. Something written on the flask.Like
    (R/C. Williette Wong X Yen 24 camt ) RK Samui magic

    This is 20 seeds flask.

    First time I came to know that they generate their own oxygen inside the flask.
    Just they need brightness and clean environment.

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    03. Gently removed the plastic wrap with rubber band.

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    04. Removed the plastic seal. And left overnight to adjust to the external air. Centre of the cork filled with cotton.

    (near to the window, No sunlight )


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    05. Plants looking very fresh form outside.

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    06. Bought plastic pots from a mall. I don’t want fancy expensive pots for my first project. Bought 10 Pcs pack qty 2.

    This is used for take away liquid or food in the food courts. They are transparent and bit hard plastic. But there is no drainage hole.

    Choose the bigger pot for future growth.


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    07. Heat up the hammer base and push to make a drainage hole.

    Take extra care with the hot metal base. ( Stay away from kids )


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    08. The Closing covers using for excess water holding tray.

    And pasted the flower sticker (came along with flask )on one pot.

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    09. I have no idea about plant name, I like the colour of the flower and wrinkled petals.

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    10. Placed all 20 cups on newspaper.

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    11. Garden cutting scissor.

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    12. One lighter for Sterilize purpose

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    13. Semi-hydroponics for growing orchids uses containers designed with a reservoir which maintains the water level, with a medium consisting of only clay pebbles

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    14. These pebbles have an excellent capillary absorption ability which allows them to draw the water from the reservoir and distribute it evenly to the entire root structure.

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    15. Coconut husk


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    16. Fine coconut

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    17. Dry coconut chunks

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    18.Tree Bark


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    19. Did equal portions of small size bark to fit into those small plastic pots.


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    20. Small charcoal chips

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    21. Coconut husk
    At first filled the pot with coconut husk. Fine coconut will not escape from drainage hole. Allows only excess water to drain.

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    22. Fill all the 20 pots as first layer.


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    23. Charcoal allows good air circulation for the roots due to its consistency

    Helps to maintain the necessary moisture. It also helps in good drainage.

    Avoid using barbecue charcoal since it contains chemicals that will kill the baby plant.
    Second layer filled with charcoal

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    24. Third layer filled with coconut chunks.

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    25. Close up pic after coconut chunks layer.


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    26.Next layer filled with Semi-hydroponics.

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    27. Close up pic after Semi-hydroponics layer.


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    28. Next layer to fill the gaps added the Coconut husk.

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    29. Close up picture after Coconut husk layer.

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