What a pleasant beginning to the week. The weekend was particularly eventful and much of my hard work and patience with my second run of clones and various orchid species seeds has paid off.
The first batch of Phalaenopsis clones did not do well at all and I worked out through a process of elimination that the problem was the lack of ventilation. This appears to be crytical in their development. The second run is working better. I have since made my own medium, having bought the various constintuents and this seems to be working just as well as the formulation sold by Phytotech Labs. I will however keep adjusting my formula to optimise growth as I go. In the mean time I have attached a photo of a P. amabilis clone producing leaves.
|Phalaenopsis amabilis clone|
|Disa thodei germinating|
|Disa uniflora germinating: note shooting protocorms|
|Polystachya ottoniana germinating|
|Ansellia africana germinating|
|Stenoglottis fimbriata germinating|
|Incubator full of seed flasks!|