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How to look after seedlings purchased at the Cheltenham Show today

Here are some instructions for those who have purchased orchids in-vitro from us today. Our seedlings from the sales table  are ready to de-flask as shown below.

1. Get you seedlings out of the flask.

Usually the seedlings will ease out as one mass. A finger/ spoon or plant label may help. If they don’t want to come out some tepid water will soften the agar and make it easier.

 

 

 

 

2. Rinse off the agar – We rinse gently in lukewarm water with a little washing up liquid in it. Try hard not to damage the seedlings. It doesn’t matter if some of the agar is left behind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3.Plant your seedlings in a community pot – We plant all the seedlings from a flask in one to three community pots. Ease compost around the seedlings. We use a similar compost for community pots as for adult plants comprising course bark sphagnum moss and perlite. (this makes them easier to care for as we are used to this compost).

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