Orchid - Growing Orchids From Seed
Growing Orchids From Seed
Orchid seed do not have a nutrition pack to survive like other plants.
If you look at a pumpkin seed, for example, the seed is only a small part and the main area is nutrition to help the seed grow.
Orchid seed is very small and fine like talcum powder and one seed capsule/pod can hold thousands upon thousands of seed. It is almost impossible to take a photo of a single orchid seed beside a pumpkin seed as you will not see the orchid seed - we tried!
Ripe green seed capsule/pod
Open seed pod - the seed already dispersed
Orchid seed under a microscope
Above is Dendrobium Prenticii seedpod. This is a full size ripe green seedpod.
Above is the remainder of the seed and pod after flasking under the stereo microscope
Please see our "Fundamentals Of Flasking" page for some more information on seed.