Are there any orchid growers here?

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Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Ledbetter » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:45 pm

Have any of you ever attempted to grow orchids from seed? The other day I collected a few seed pods without ever having researched the process of growing. I have to say that what I've read so far is pretty discouraging.



" The question you now need to ask yourself is ‘Do I really want to grow from seed?’ You are looking at three to twelve months for the pod to ripen, one to four years of growing in the flask followed by one to ten years or more of growing the young orchid before you see your first flower if growing by flask. If growing symbiotically, you will still need 3 to 12 months for the pod to ripen, followed by two to 10 years of growing the orchid to achieve a flower. All up, you are looking at about 3 to 15 years, including years of watering, fertilising and repotting before you see a flower. "

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http://bos.org.au/Articles/Orchids%20From%20Seed.html

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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Paddox1 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:50 pm

Fuck that

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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Nines » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:50 pm

Orchid killer checking in.

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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by lolasf » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:54 pm

Nines wrote:Orchid killer checking in.

Same here. I kept one flowering for almost 3 months this year, but the level of work they take to bring them back around again is stupid.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by veronica_inheels » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:02 pm

No.

I grow raspberries tho. And figs. And cherries. And blueberries. And quince.
And chives. And rosemary. And thyme.

That's about it.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Stan In Maryland » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:20 pm

I have found that orchids are either happy or unhappy with their place in life. If they like the spot they will generally do well and re-bloom fairly regularly. If they are not happy, the will just sit there. In an old office my windowsill was apparently just right and I could almost always have orchids in bloom. At home I have never had a place they liked. That said, I have never grown them from seed. There is an orchid show near me this weekend, if I don't have anything better to do I might go tomorrow.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Scrubb » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:34 pm

We brought home 3 different orchids over a couple years, and each one stayed in bloom for quite a long time... and then stopped, and never bloomed again.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by mad hatter » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:37 pm

Yes. They take very kittle work if they are in the right spot and right pot.

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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Usher73 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:15 am

Most local grocery stores sell orchids in pots, already blooming.

I assume they are orchids for us commoners, not for the orchid fancying elite.

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Post by Ledbetter » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:06 pm

The best way to find orchids here is during the rainy season when more trees become unstable and fall over. I was hoping to find some this year and tie them to trees around the house.

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Post by dBrother » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Here's one hanging in the back yard that's just revived itself after more years dormant than i can remember.

I don't bother feeding or watering them or nothin..

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Post by myanmarbound » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:03 pm

I like playing with my orchids. It's even more fun when Mrs MMB plays with them.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by Ledbetter » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:00 pm

Some new plants that I put up in a Mimosa tree next to the house. All gathered wild from fallen trees on the mountain, and have no idea what the flowers will look like.

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Post by cowtown » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:12 pm

why aren't you growing dope?
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by strife » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 pm

No, but I'm thinking about it. I just don't know how to stop the Monster from eating all my plants. She Destroyed my dragon plant, and shat everywhere with diarrhea. She ate all my succulents too. She's especially obsessed with dragon plants though, like obsessed. She doesn't even bother stalking. She just Destroys. Cats have personalities, which is why I love them. This one hates dragon plants. She also hates Venetian blinds.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by snowgirl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Ledbetter wrote:
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:06 pm
The best way to find orchids here is during the rainy season when more trees become unstable and fall over. I was hoping to find some this year and tie them to trees around the house.
This sounds much more do-able that the seed pod in a flask method.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by rider5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:34 am

I don't think I realized until I went to S America how common and ubiquitous orchids really are. After that I discovered there are orchids growing far up into N America but of course they are not nearly as showy as the tropical varieties.
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 pm
No, but I'm thinking about it. I just don't know how to stop the Monster from eating all my plants. She Destroyed my dragon plant, and shat everywhere with diarrhea. She ate all my succulents too. She's especially obsessed with dragon plants though, like obsessed. She doesn't even bother stalking. She just Destroys. Cats have personalities, which is why I love them. This one hates dragon plants. She also hates Venetian blinds.
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by dBrother » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:10 am

orchids have flowers?

I have a few in hanging pots out the back, aint never seen flowers on em..

Oh,yer, a 22 will be a learnin the cat about orchids..
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Re: Are there any orchid growers here?

Post by rider5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:27 am

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