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Old 07-16-2014, 09:07 PM
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Deflasking Sophronitis coccinea

I'm finally getting S. Coccinea! I found a flask of them for sale and I'm picking it up at the end of the month. I pre ordered them from Ecuagenera and am picking it up at my local greenhouses big sale. Parkside orchids summerfest. Has anyone here any experience deflasking them? Anything different then other Cattleya seedlings that I should know of? I've had great succcess using New Zealand sphag. Moss for my seedlings.



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Old 07-22-2014, 06:21 PM
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Picking up on Friday. Can't wait!


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I hope it's full of beautiful and vigorous plants. I'm excited for you. Keep the updates coming. ^_^
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They're here! They said they could stay in flask for another month if I needed to.






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Hi looks very nice plants, what ever way you deflask them, best of luck.
I do not have a great record with spag moss, I have use treated bark and now 12 to 18mm treated Coco nuggets with great success, on all my flasks including cattleys, Paphs including sanderianumn, Sarcochilus, dendrobiums, Oncids etc.
Part of the success is good hygrene and I use a lot of bleach on all items used.
Finally I use a quality fungicide as an extra insurance, Fungarid is my favorite

Best of luck which ever way you deflasks them.
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I Deflasked them last night. A few of them had leaves that started browning so I trimmed those back and physan 20'd them all as directed for damping.







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If I'm counting correctly, you have twenty plants? WOW! They all look healthy. Please keep us updated on how these are doing. It is very informative to witness your progress. How are you going to keep them--in eastern light? Under glass? Etc.
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If I'm counting correctly, you have twenty plants? WOW! They all look healthy. Please keep us updated on how these are doing. It is very informative to witness your progress. How are you going to keep them--in eastern light? Under glass? Etc.

First pic was of the few with brown leaves, second pic is of them all.

15 seedlings. In an eastern window. I have them in a fish tank with a misting system to maintain humidity. It's worked well with other flasks so I've got my fingers crossed.


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Looking good, I like the idea of having a fish tank with a misting system setup.
This should help the babys along greatly, any chance of a photo of the tanks setup
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Looking good, I like the idea of having a fish tank with a misting system setup.
This should help the babys along greatly, any chance of a photo of the tanks setup
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Sure. Coming right up. Just a basic set up. It was the only way to solve my humidity issues that nearly wiped out (along with my inexperience with the newly deflasked), my step by step Cattleya hybrid.




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The tank set up keeps the humidity at 65 % according to my humidity gauge.


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Thanks, it looks very nice, plants would be very happy as young seedling with the light-warmth and good humidity.
The rocks keeping the plants bottom above the water is a great idea as well.
Good luck with the project, even if somtimes not all goes well it is a great learning process and will improve when you try the next time
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Now that you have deflasked orchids, how long to flowering, showing my ignorance but I have never done this and I am a newbie.?
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3-5 years if grown well out of flask for most hybrids. Smaller flowers are faster.
However, this is a species so all rules change.
Most of these that I have seen are mounted, so I presume they like to get dry before watering, although they are seedlings which again the rules can change.
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Here's a good article on them.

https://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=334



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They look great! Do you ever put extra carbon dioxide into the seedling tanks? I've often wondered if that would be beneficial, or just a waste of time, sugar, and yeast. ^_^
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Nope never did it when I had a Dutch style planted fish tank either.


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Hope they grow well for you
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So far so good I haven't lost one yet.


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