Orchid seed media for Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums.


Protocorms and first leaf stages
Germintion and protocorms
Paphiopedilums can vary in their ability to germinate. This is greatly influenced by the genetics of the cross, the correct harvesting regime, storage and sowing procedures. Providing the correct media is vital and superior results are obtained when using a specific Paphiopedilum media.
Some seed will germinate abundantly which can be seen here. However it is well known that many Paphiopedilums only produce a limited number of seed and others are notoriously difficult to germinate. The production of a fat seed pod bulging with seed is no guarantee that seed will germinate or even that germinated seed will progress to organized plants.
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Germinating difficult Paphiopedilums - Parvisepalums, Whites, some species, and others. How does one germinate these Paphs? This is the most commonly pondered question by those working in the field. Our experience based on sowing many thousands of seed pods over the last 8 years might be of some insight to all who are up for the challenge! The following insight might be of some interest.

Our seed media will grow a number of 'hard to grow' Paphiopedilums but getting them to germinate may indeed be the governing parameter.





Paphiopedilum armeniacum
Paphiopedilum micranthum
Paphiopedilum emersonii

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TQPL Orchid media is unique, we have never disclosed the formulation. Many orchid media are formulated by chemists or scientists who try them out on a few different genera and declare them suitable. However our media has developed the other way around from a need to improve on what was available to make the plants grow better to meet commercial nursery pressures. Thousands of litres and plants later we arrived at our media. A formulation that is constantly in use to produce superior plants.


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