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Old 09-13-2017, 11:06 AM
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Different plants use different strategies to regulate tissue growth and differentiation. Hormones and growth factors normally need to be added to mericlone culture media. Until we figure out which of these to add, when, and in what quantities, mericloning is unsuccessful.
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It is my understanding, that you can do Paphs (& Phrags?), but the results are not consistent, ie the new plants do not necessarily match the mother plant.

I have also heard that the Taiwanese claim to have perfected the process, and supposedly released some green Maudiae types produced this way. I have not heard any updates on this in the last 12-15 months though.

Hmm...you may be right. I remember seeing about 200 of these at Hausermanns last year. I'll ask about them next time I'm there.
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Aren't orchids all monocots. This could make stem cuttings more difficult. Don't see a lot of grasses or corn grown form stem cuttings. Isn't the big problem, the slowness of growth to sellable size. Mass producers are trying to speed up this time window, so taking a stem cutting maybe faster than good old growing by seed.

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