Deflasking Paph rothschildianum

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  1. May 6, 2016 #1

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    Deflasking Paph rothschildianum

    1909 Paph rothschildianum 'Panda' X 'Super Wing'

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    Deflasking Paph rothschildianum 'Giant Wing' X 'Pylo'

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    Holy Crap! Gonna be a forest of Roths.
     
  3. May 6, 2016 #3

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    I could never untangle every single plants with paph flasks.
    Almost everytime, there were these little bunch that won't come apart.
    I'm not sure if it's the root hairs or what, but other genera was very easy to untangle for me.

    You got a lot of little ones!
     
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    Ok. There are just 6 more Paph flasks to do. This is a good start.

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    Peter, thanks for showing us what you got and what they look like. I guess, Ill have to take back my statement that the imported flasks have less seedlings.
     
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    Wow, That's a ton of roths! Good luck with them!
     
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    Cool, I just ordered that cross from Sam
     
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    Pretty babies! I hope I live long enough to see some
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    Touch Orchid flask is a bit shook up. One of the advantages of Sam's firmer agar (but you have to break it up before compotting).
     
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    Bob. You are not incorrect. Taiwan flask has fewer seedlings. About 25 that I counted. They are larger and easier to work with because of soft media

    Flask from Sam's lab ship well. Probably has 30+ seedlings but they are more difficult to work with.
    I couldn't separate them all easily so I left a few clumps alone. I should just pitch them to trash because they probably will die anyway

    Each flask has its own advantage

    I must these seedlings this morning. So far so good. Morning light shines on these.

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    Once these have harden I'd like to sell some in compots. I'm excited about working with Paph flasks. It's new to me.
     
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    OMG such healthy seedlings! Good job! Do you use pure sphagnum? I find pure sphagnum doesn't work with paphs for me. I wonder what i am doing wrong.
     
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    No I use fine bark and a small layer of moss around the roots
    I'm going to give this a try

    When I buy multiflora Paph from Frank Smith many years ago. They were grown in 100% moss in 2.25 inch pot. So I know moss will work for growers in warm area.
    Now I wouldn't do moss for Bracky. I failed miserably with Bracky so far. But it's fun learning what works for my growing condition. I don't like to water my plants.
     
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    I'd love to buy a compot when you offer them!!

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    Very nice.

    You will have a forest and orchid enthusiasts breaking down your doors in no time (well, the orchids enthusiasts anyways).

    May be a wee bit longer till the forest appears.
     
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    It's been two weeks. So far so good. I'm going to deflask another one without disturbing the roots (by not separating the seedlings).

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    If its a flask from Sam I'd strongly recommend you remove a lot of the agar first.
     
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    Oh yes. I will remove thick agar before planning. At least this way roots are protected and later I can separate them.
     
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    It's been 2 months. Seedlings look okay. I keep them hydrated and try not to forget to look at them once every 3 days.

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    Growing!
     
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    Looking great! It's a long road with these...

    David
     

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