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Old 10-07-2007, 10:46 AM
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Mold in Flask :(

Oh no!! My dad brought me a flask of Vanda from his recent trip. I haven't opened it at all waiting for the plants to grow (which they have). But now there is mold in the flask. Should I remove them to compots now? Urgently? Treat with anything? AHHHH HELP!!!
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I have been reading some other forums and it appears that I had better get this taken care of. Some of the plants are under the agar, which apparently isn't a good thing either. I hope I haven't ruined this!

There does not appear to be a large number of plants - perhaps 6-12 (doubtful). Would you suggest individual pots or group them all together in one pot (suggested by the troymeyers.com info). As they are Vanda I'm worried that the root growth will become tangled if all in the same pot.

Oh how I wish I didn't need to do this in an urgent manner. sniff sniff.
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I think i read washing the plants in diluted physan 20 should clean them up, then I would pot the up together in a big tray, easier to give them all the same conditions then.

They look quite big now (the ones in the picture anyway) so as long as your careful they should be ok. Have you got a propagator? Or maybe pot them up in groups of 3 in normal pots and use a half a clear bottle to cover them, then slowly remove it so the plants can acclimatise to "normal" air
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:23 PM
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Thanks Tom! No propagator or 'formal' compot but I have some 2" pots that I can group together and then cover. At least that's my plan right now. Figuring I could put 2-3 per pot and then create some sort of dome to cover them all. Would you suggest Sphagnum Moss or something else? I know the local garden center has coconut fiber stuff.
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I would have a look round and just see which medium seems most used for Vanda seedlings, but I think for Vandas light fluffy spag would be good, as they like to breathe. I'll have a search round too.

Any kind of transparent cover will do, even a tub that peaches come in, as they have a few holes in so there will be abit of air movement.

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Good Luck Vivienne, Hang on in there, you can do it.
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Update

Ahhh - that was nerve-wracking at first, but the task to deflask has been completed. Now to keep these little cuties alive and growing.

They were much stronger than I thought they would be. End result was 4 plants in the flask - 2 with 5 leaves, 1 with 6 leaves and 1 with 8 leaves (pic). Potted them up in their own pots with Sphagnum, those pots are in a large tupperware container with 2 inches of gravel and 1 inch of water on the bottom. They all had at least 5 1" roots on them!!

So here they are... my 4 little Vanda Sansai Blue.
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I knew you could do it Viv. Those look so cute and packed so neatly. I would think sphag is the best choice also. Vandas and cymbidiums are on my 'someday' list. Good luck with your babies.
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Well done Vivienne. They're in good hands now!!
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Thanks! Now to watch them grow... what, 3-4 years to bloom?
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Hi good job with the flask.someone once told me if you don't have anything to look forward to then you dont have anything to hope for.
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Well done, Vivienne! Keep us posted on how they're doing.
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Oh you seem to have handled that so well, Vivienne. Great rescue job... we'll all look forward to following these forum-supported babies!
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Great job Vivienne - looking forward to the updates/progress reports.
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Hi good job with the flask.someone once told me if you don't have anything to look forward to then you dont have anything to hope for.
That is a really great statement. I plan to print it out and post it on my bulletin board!
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Oh you seem to have handled that so well, Vivienne. Great rescue job... we'll all look forward to following these forum-supported babies!
LOL - perhaps I should change their tags from A, B, C, D to G, E, E, K after OrrchidGeeks.

Thanks to everyone for your support.
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Advice Needed

It's only been 10 days since I had to emergency deflask my Vandas. They are doing well... altho I did lose the littlest plant that had been buried in the agar and affected by the mold. I was expecting that one.

So now my question. They are in Sphag Moss inside the container. The humidity is staying in the 60-70% range, but the temps are a bit chilly (68F). How long should I leave them in the moss? I haven't watered them since the deflask as the moss is still wet. I don't want to damage the roots with root rot. Should I move them in to little plastic pots or to sticks with no media yet or wait?
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Not sure exactly how chilly that is, 54F is near 10 celsius right?

But anyway, if you think its gettin abit chilly, you could increase the air circulation. This means you dont have to disturb the plants, and should lower the risk of rot.

Just a little oscillating fan would do the trick.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:48 PM
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It probably could use a little more air circulation but the whole house is around the 70F (~21C I think) area.
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21C is maybe abit chilly for Vanda seedlings. Have you got any lamps that ar quite bright and give off abit of heat? As long as your abit careful that could help. Natural light is needed aswell though.
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Vivienne,

I agree with Tom. You might want to place a bright, heating lamp nearby your vanda seedlings. I believe you need to keep the temps 65-70F (18-21C) during the night and 70-75F (21-24C) during the day. Make sure the heat from the lamp (or sunlight) doesn't burn the leaves.

I just bought a flask of Catts and will be opening it this weekend. I hope my deflasking will go well. This will be my first attempt on deflasking seedlings and making a compot.
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When I de-flask I always try to put the pots on top of the light on the shelf below that way they get heat from the fixture under them .Also I use foil on all the shelves which also reflects both light and heat. Never did Vandas but works great with Paphs and Phrags
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I don't have any lights available for this but I did move the whole container with plants down a shelf so it is closer to the warm mist humidifer. It's up to 71F now but I don't think that's going to cut it. If I move them to baskets then I can give them 75-80F with 78% humidity or better no problem. When does light become crucial for the little guys?
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If you get a chance to post pictures to get an idea on the size that would help. If they are growing ok and the leaves look ok I wouldn't worry too much at this stage. Once they go in to pots I would treat then like your other plants but and it’s a big but it depends on their development. I would bet more seedlings are lost because people are in a hurry to pot them rater then letting then stay in compots.
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Joe - that's my worry, that it's too soon. But I'm also worried about the sphag. Here's a pic. The pot on the left is 3" the other 2 are 2.5" pots.
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I am absolutely no help here, I know nothing about vandas, only that I love them. I only grow cold growing orchids. I hope you save them
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Tess - Vandas in Colorado. It's somewhat of a paradox... particularly when I grow all my orchids indoors. But that's what my father brought me for a gift. So I MUST make the most valiant of efforts! Plus he'll be here soon enough (helping out when I have my knee surgery) so I want to share with him their progress.
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From what I can see of the roots and the look of the leaves I’d say they look good. Are they growing steadily? If they are I would wait another month or two and move the larger ones into a reg mix. I personally have never had any luck with moss. But others love it. I move from flask to a very fine mix them every few month depending on the progress I move up till they are in the mix I use for the larger plants. Just don’t rush it. If you go to my post "my Paph deal” you will see on the bottom one of my plant stands, the bottom shelf and the white one are all seedling I’ve been growing. Hope it helps
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You will save them alright Vivienne, I can see the battle in your eyes.
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They are growing slowly. Had another thought, since the moss is just giving me fits. What if I take the little darlings out of the moss and place them onto top of some nice fluffy coco fiber... still keeping them in the little humidity container they are already in? Am I just over thinking this?
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jbigio,

When you plant the seedlings from flask to a fine mix, do you rinse off the agar or leave them in it, and plant into the fine potting mix? I'm asking because the instructions I received with the compotting kit says to do that, but am a little apprehensive about it.
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Vivienne,

I think your little vandas will do fine in the sphag moss, as long as it's moist and not wet. If they're growing steadily, transfer them in a pot or basket in a few months.

A few weeks ago, I bought a few Encyclia seedlings from a conservatory. They're in sphag or peat moss. In a few months, I plan on repotting them in either coconut chips or hydroton/PrimeAgra.
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I’ve done both and for me it's about the same, but the new thinking is to plant with the agar as intact as you can (which is the problem for me it’s usually a mess when I get the flack). If you do leve it remember it will dissolve from watering and you will need to fill in the mix
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I would worry too much if theres steady growth they must be happy. I have a few seedling species and they are quite slow, especially the phal hieroglypica.

If your giving them 78% humidity in a container just be careful about mold. have you got a fan nearby? stale air is bad news.
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Thanks everyone. Yes I did rinse off the agar because there was mold growing in the flask. I needed to get everything as clean as possible... plus the plants were buried in the agar. Will keep monitoring things and will add a fan today.
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curiousity got the better of me - thank goodness! I took the moss off the roots (it was loosely placed on top) and discovered that while there are mostly healthy roots, each of the babies had 1 root that was rotting away. errr. So I took them out of their pots, pushed down the sphag moss, placed a little pile of coco fiber on top of the moss (hoping for a wicking effect), then the plants, then a thin layer of coco fiber over the roots. Also added a fan. Temp is now 73F with 60% humidity and plenty of air circulation. Fingers are crossed.
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Hi Vivienne,
How are your vanda Sansai blue seedlings?
I just got a flask of vanda coerulea flask (approx. 8 plants) from my sister.
It is freaking me out a bit.
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Miki - they are holding their own and all are working on a new leaf. It's a struggle to keep them happy though. I just added vinyl curtains to my atrium which has helped greatly with the humidity. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Since the Vanda flask I have deflasked a flask of Brassavola and a flask of Cattleya type cross. I believe all the Brassavola are now gone. They were in the flask too long. The Catt cross is doing GREAT!!
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I knew you could do it Viv. Those look so cute and packed so neatly. I would think sphag is the best choice also. Vandas and cymbidiums are on my 'someday' list. Good luck with your babies.

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Hi Vivienne,
Glad to hear about your vandas!
Finger crossed for my vanda deflasking adventure!
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