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How to propagate Rhynschostylis retusa?

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Nisanisa, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Active Member

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    I have a Rhynschostylis retusa. An old plant, I planted it around 18 years ago. The problem is, it produce no offspring till now. Anyone tell me what I should do.
    The picture I attached below is this year bloom
     

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  2. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Did you pollinate? Many orchid species don't set fruits autonomously.
     
  3. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Active Member

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    I noticed this one produce fruit without any help. All this time I never thought about propagating orchids from seeds. I placed this one on a mango tree, along with a clump of Vanda tricolor and Aerides odorata. Those vanda produce fruits, seeds, and spread the seeds around, and those seeds grow into tiny plants. And then they grow bigger. I always think this will happen.to this Rhynschostylis too. Turned out that I am wrong. So, I should collect those fruits when they dried up I suppose?