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Old 01-06-2018, 08:59 PM
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friends, i have a predicament
my tiny trader joes phal had a small seed pod about an inch long that started forming in early november
i came in today to the pod and most of the plant's leaves fallen off and yellowed at the bases
is there any chance the pod has viable seeds?
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:18 PM
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According to this AOS article (Harvesting Times of Orchid Seed Capsules for the Green Pod Culture Process) Phalaenopsis pods should be harvested at 120 - 140 days for green pod sowing. If your pod has only been developing for half that time, then I would say no.

Also, have you familiarized yourself with the procedures for sowing orchid seeds? It is a complicated process usually performed in a lab with specialized equipment. Even if your seed pod was viable, it probably wouldn't do you any good.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:46 PM
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According to this AOS article (Harvesting Times of Orchid Seed Capsules for the Green Pod Culture Process) Phalaenopsis pods should be harvested at 120 - 140 days for green pod sowing. If your pod has only been developing for half that time, then I would say no.

Also, have you familiarized yourself with the procedures for sowing orchid seeds? It is a complicated process usually performed in a lab with specialized equipment. Even if your seed pod was viable, it probably wouldn't do you any good.
yes i have been reading the DIY flasking articles and found OSP's media and a few people at school have lab equiptment i can borrow and i'm practicing sterile technique
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yes i have been reading the DIY flasking articles and found OSP's media and a few people at school have lab equiptment i can borrow and i'm practicing sterile technique
Maybe you can try with a viable time at a later date.
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Maybe you can try with a viable time at a later date.
i have 2 larger, older pods on other phals doing ok and a paph pod
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Sorry about the Phal dropping leaves. In the cooler months it's very important they not stay continually wet. That often causes what happened to yours.
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Sorry about the Phal dropping leaves. In the cooler months it's very important they not stay continually wet. That often causes what happened to yours.
i water every 2 weeks...
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