Orchids - Seed Pod Development
Seed Pod Development
There is no fast and easy list or way of telling when to pick your seedpods. The best thing is to have a look, have another look, and keep looking each day for a colour change in the stem or seed pod.
Seed pods can take anywhere between 3 - 18 months to ripen/mature.
Below is a small list of how long most seed pods take to ripen based on genera. Please remember that all orchids are different and this can greatly vary.
Cattleyas- Approx 12 months
Native Dendrobiums- Approx 3 months
Vandas- Approx 12months or more
Dendrobium hard/soft cane- Approx 12months
Below are some photos of seed pods that are ripe and ready to be picked: