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Old 30-04-2003, 03:46 AM
beck
 
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I have a Brassavola Little Stars that I bought blooming several months ago.
Today I found a pod on it. What do you do with a pod? Is it likely to have
fertile seeds?
Thanks for any advice
Rebecca




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Old 30-04-2003, 02:32 PM
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I have a Brassavola Little Stars that I bought blooming several months

ago.
Today I found a pod on it. What do you do with a pod? Is it likely to have
fertile seeds?


Unfortunately it's not that easy,
orchid seeds can't grow alone, they need a kind of fungus, to get nutrients
from him,
because orchid seeds are so small, they don't carry any nutrients with
themself.
Usually those seeds are grown with this fungus in a sterile laboratory...
too much complexity to do it because of one small pot...
But usually you can give it to a orchid-gardener, who has such a
laboratory...
He will take care of it then, but I don't know any possibility to grow it at
home...


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Old 30-04-2003, 03:32 PM
Mick Fournier
 
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Rebecca,

I would cut the seed pod off. Pods suck a lot of energy and nutrients out
of the plant that could much better be used to enhance plant growth.

Mick
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I have a Brassavola Little Stars that I bought blooming several months

ago.
Today I found a pod on it. What do you do with a pod? Is it likely to have
fertile seeds?
Thanks for any advice
Rebecca






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Old 30-04-2003, 11:20 PM
Diana Kulaga
 
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Rebecca,

In addition to what's already been said, unless you pollinated this yourself
there's no way to know what you'd have at the end, even if the process was
feasible.

Diana




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