|Uncontaminated flask of Ansellia africana|
|Compot of Ansellia africana after flask contamination|
The Dendrobium delicatum protocorm flasks were moved to the greenhouse to see how they would fare with the increased light intensity (natural lighting). They exploded into numerous dark green shoots and undifferentiated protocorms multiplied into callous-like tissue. Each one of these calloused protocorms is now shooting multiple shoots from each protuberance (see below centre of the image). These plants obviously appreciated the increase in lighting intensity and I will keep updating the blog on their progress.
Yesterday my second flower of Phalaenopsis "Golden wonder" opened and the Doritaenopsis "Blue bird" is just about ready to open its first flower. All the Phallies are doing incredibly well and this might be the combination of a regular fertiliser regime with Nitrosol and the high temperatures (exceeding 32 Degrees Celsius). I will post images of new flowers soon!