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Review on Orchid Seeds

Apr 2, 2008
The orchid seeds unlike the seeds of other plants require genuinely a symbiotic fungus in order to grow. It implies that orchid seeds cannot be simply sowed in the pot, like in case of other plants such as Petunia. Hence, it is strongly recommended to first determine the time period which is required to produce the flourishing beautiful orchid plant. The time taken for orchid seeds to bloom is somewhere around 3 - 5 years, counting from the time the seed was sowed. Only after investing these many years, any result will be evidenced. An aspiring orchid grower, who is ready to commit for taking care of the orchid plant for this much substantial time, needs to only go further and sow the orchid seeds.

Important Facts on Orchid Seeds:

An interesting as well as adaptive characteristic of orchid family is related to its physiology of seed germination. The Orchid Seeds tends to be unique in various aspects. First of all, they are exceptionally minute and akin to dust, as well they are raised in enormous numbers. An unbelievably 1,300 - 4, 00,000 seed every capsules get produced. The orchid seeds color can be cream, white, reddish orange, dark brown and pale green with variety of shapes. An orchid grower needs to be aware of the growing process. In case, if an insect comes and pollinate the orchid plant, it will get covered with spore of other plants, the ones perhaps not desired to be grown by the orchid grower. In order to evade such incidents, an orchid grower requires pollinating the plant on his own. If the person is unaware about the pollinating process, then it is advised to refer the books that are easily available on this topic.

Useful Tips:

Always buy a good quality orchid seed, bearing in mind the fact that it requires great investment to grow the orchid flower from the seed and moreover, several years are also invested. Anybody would not like to drain the efforts and money by spending in cheap quality orchid seeds. It is advised to understand the parentage of orchid plant and buy only the pure species hybrids. It implies that great amount of money will be spend in buying parent plant from a famous suppliers or orchidists. It is also important to be conscious of the fact that, the plant that are grown will not inevitably bear the equivalent flowers as in case of parents plant. From a same orchid seed pod, a person can end up getting unusual assortment of flowers. Due to this strange factor, many of the professional hybridizers choose stem propagation whenever possible. This helps in ensuring consistency with respect to blossom features.
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