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You've got to be kidding me.

This is a discussion on You've got to be kidding me. within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; An Oncidium in some kind of bio-tech fertilizer as a cell phone strap? That's just...

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    Default You've got to be kidding me.

    An Oncidium in some kind of bio-tech fertilizer as a cell phone strap? That's just
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    Actually, a friend of mine purchased a D. moniliforme for me in one of these little tubes last year at a Hawaiian airport. I put it in my windowsill at work and forgot about it for a few days. It baked like a nice Christmas ham.

    ...this is how they grow orchids in flasks. Same concept, smaller scale.

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    That is pretty interesting.... Except... does it grow roots in there? And... how hard is it to get it out when it gets bigger? Or won't it get bigger? ... I'm confused.

    I like the color on the phone next to it, too.

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    Shaydra..

    Have you ever seen an orchid flask before? Flask babies?
    I think someone wrote an article on deflasking a Brassavola on here. Check the articles section. (They grow roots in flask...yes..)

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    It just seems that it will outgrow its house in no time. And smashing the little flask doesn't seem very possible without smashing the plant.
    Seedlings in a flask would have grown a bit more I guess before it's smashed.

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    With that little flask, you could just unstopper it and add some slightly warm water to loosen it. It could probably grow another 3-4 months in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    Shaydra..

    Have you ever seen an orchid flask before? Flask babies?
    I think someone wrote an article on deflasking a Brassavola on here. Check the articles section. (They grow roots in flask...yes..)
    Nope. Never seen flask babies like that... I'll have to look for that article, but I still think its a cool idea... sort of.... although it probably means death for hundreds of little noid babies.

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    Too Cool! (thanks for saving me going to look for it, too.)

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    What a cool way to get orchids out there! Someone was thinking!

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