How to Grow Orchid Seeds at Home like a PRO

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In this video, we are going to show you how to pollinate a phalaenopsis orchid. This is an especially important skill to learn if you are interested in developing new orchid varieties. The process can be a bit finicky, but with enough patience and a steady hand, anyone will can do it. Stay tuned until the end of the video and we will share our 4 top tips for pollinating orchids. We also have a free e-book available for all of our viewers.

**How we do it**

Make sure that you have 2 flowering orchids. One will act as the pollen donor and the other will be pollinated and grow the seed pod. You will also need a toothpick to transfer the pollina from one flower to another. Remove the pollina from the first orchid. Using your toothpick, you can gently detach the yellow grains. The grains are attached to a membrane which will keep it sticking to your toothpick.

Take this pollina on your toothpick and gently place it inside the cavity of your other flower. You can also remove the cap on the nose of this flower to make pollina transferral easier.

And once your pollina are safely inside the cavity, your work is done! Within a few days, the nose of the orchid will begin to swell. The flower will wilt, and the plant will start allocating energy into growing the seed pod. Over the next few months, the stem attaching the flower to the spike will grow, eventually forming the seed pod. In about 6 months’ time, your seed pod will be ready for harvest. Unfortunately, your hard work does not stop here. Orchid seeds lack an endosperm, which acts as a nutritive food source for developing seeds. Therefore, orchid seeds need to be β€˜flasked’. This refers to the manner of placing orchid seeds into a nutritive medium that provides them with the energy to grow. Keep an eye out for a future video where we show you how to flask your orchid seeds.


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