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orchid seedlings... please tell me i have done this right!

This is a discussion on orchid seedlings... please tell me i have done this right! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I purchased 4 flasks recently, they arrived today all shaken up so I had to ...

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    Default orchid seedlings... please tell me i have done this right!

    I purchased 4 flasks recently, they arrived today all shaken up so I had to transfer them asap. This is what I have transfered them to... I have never done it before, I did a lot of reading up on it but I hope I got this right....

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    the orchids are leptotes bicolor, Brassavola perrinii, Phalaenopsis violacea. Alba x Coerulea, and Seidenfadenia mitrata (Was Aerides). Any advise?

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    Default looks fine to me

    In fact it looks very good! Much neater than what I've done. Take pictures of them periodically as they grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    In fact it looks very good! Much neater than what I've done. Take pictures of them periodically as they grow.
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    Oh thankyou! They hardly had any roots but the flasks got really bashed up in the post. I am terrified theyll die!
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    Keep them warm and darker than the adults for a while. Looks like you did a great job to me. Better than I did on my only attempt at it. Keep us updated.

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    Nice work, Hannah! I hope all of your baby orchids make it! Please keep us updated.

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    How long does it take for them to get more firmly rooted? I deflasked a week ago and they dont seem to have done anything yet! Also, how wet should I be keeping them?
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    Hannah you have done a very good job. But it will be atleast a couple of months (1 to 4 depending on environment and species) before they show any activity of growth, patience is the key. The only sign that everything is going fine, is that they live for those first few weeks. If they do not rot (turn black) or shrivel or do anything weird then they are good. Just that they should stay green, no yellow and no black. A few very small or undifferentiated plants will die but that no. will be low. I you see any plants having fungus, remove those plants and spray all the plants with 0.5 % Hydrogen peroxide solution which is freshly made.

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    ok thanks. They all seem fine at the moment anyway. I am really enjoying having them dont like all the worrying though!
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    Oh no! They have started to go slightly yellow... What do I do? Help!
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