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Here we describe tested or modified orchid propagation techniques. With a little patience and curiosity, this is also possible at home with a small budget. In addition to seed sowing, which is a generative propagation method, there are also vegetative methods in which the produced plants are identical to the plant that donated some of its parts (e.g. nodes of a flower stalk, buds in a new shoot, ...).

Vegetative propagation

This type of propagation gets used when you want to make copies of a plant. We start our tour with the classic methods and then look at how the propagation takes place via buds, tissues and meristems in an in vitro laboratory.

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Orchid seed germination history

Orchids are not as easy to propagate through seeds as we know from many other plants. In this article, we travel back to the early 19th century and look at the development of orchid sowing to the present day.

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Growing Pinguicula together with orchids

Pinguicula plants are carnivorous plants and they are available in hardware stores for little money. We grow them together with our orchids on the window sill.

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last update: 19. September 2021 (press)

Author: Thomas Ederer