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This is a discussion on Reed stem epidendrium seed pod within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I have a reed stem epidendrium that developed a seed pod, how am I to ...
I have a reed stem epidendrium that developed a seed pod, how am I to treat it.
Brenda, if you aren't planning of growing the seed or offering it to someone that wishes to grow it, just remove it from the plant.
first brenda....did u pollinate the flower or is it a spontaneous fertilization? the reason im asking is the maturity date for green pod harvest for reedstems in the tropics is roughly 60 days or it wud pop or if too early wont have developed embryos so no germination will occur....if it is worth flasking i could assist but if not just leave it...ypu may get one or two come up somewhere in the yard...i sometimes get reedstems,terete vandas,ionopsis, spathoglottis,ludisia etc coming up in other orchid pots etc
A very good advice. Unless you are serious about flasking follow King Kjeldz advice. I've had Spathoglottis germinating in old pots and on moss-covered bricks and also Aerides odorata and Rhyncostylis retusa germinating into seedlings on my old Rambutan tree.
i bought an epi nocturnum that came with a pod. after a few days, it popped open, and smoky looking dust was coming out. the seeds are absolutely tiny. i tapped it into several different plants so the dust seeds would fall into the mix or pot of roots the plants were in. maybe someday something will grow, but the method i used is not the best way. but i don't think i am up to doing flasking myself. there are places you can send your pod (at the right time in its growth i think) and they can try to culture it for you, but i do not know what it costs. but eventually they send you the flask of seedlings if they germinate. my old epi reedstems used to make pods all the time, but i usually cut them off to give the plant the strength to keep flowering. at first i let a few grow, but i don't think any actually germinated back then.