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Deflasking Sievekingia Suavis

This is a discussion on Deflasking Sievekingia Suavis within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everybody, Hi. I want to share with how to deflask species from South America ...

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    Smile Deflasking Sievekingia Suavis

    Hello everybody, Hi.
    I want to share with how to deflask species from South America , Sievekingia Suavis.

    Step1
    Before deflasking put the flask under dim area not under direct sunlight for at least a week. Then slowly remove the young plants from the flask with hook wire or metal rod. Remove residual agar from the plants under flowing tap water or slowly immersed inside the water. Once the plants already clear from agar then soak the entire plants into water containing little bit of sucrose for 1 to 2 hour.

    Step 2
    Get styrofoam and make it barshape (rectangular) with the diameter 5cm x 60cm. Then get wet spaghnum moss spread with thin layer on the surface of strofoam and then put young plantelets on top of spagnum and covered with thin layer of spagnum , then tied with rafia string many times to make sure the young plantelets not drop on the ground.Dont forget to expose part of the roots system. (Look at the photo)

    Step 3
    Last step put the styrofom in vertical position under dim light for minimum 1 to 2 weeks. If the plants remained green and healthy then you can put under the shed with bright light to allow maximum photosyntysis and encourage further growth.Do not allowed the spagnum moss completely dried and always spray with water to make it wet but not soggy.
    So far this technique very useful for phalaenopsis, dendrobium, sievekingia, angrecum sesquipidale and certain bulbophyllum species. Bear in mind Im leaving in tropical country near the Equator therefore the season here only dry and wet season no spring or autumn. Good luck and you can try my recipe. If successful can be cosidered for you. Please look at my photo.


    For your information Sievekia suavis is warm grower and free flowering in my place.Enjoy the photo.
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    Thanks for sharing, they look well.

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    They look really healthy, and those blooms are just beautiful! Good growing! Judi

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    Wow good step by step Zainal. Pretty blooms also. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks Zainal. Wonderful blooms.

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    They look great. Need a couple more years before I try this one.

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