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Passion For Plantation

50 Pcs Monkey Face Orchid Flower Seeds

50 Pcs Monkey Face Orchid Flower Seeds

Regular price $13.00 USD
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The Monkey Face Orchid is an intriguing and unique plant that captures the imagination of many plant enthusiasts. It gets its common name from the remarkable resemblance of its flower to the face of a monkey or a baboon. This orchid species belongs to the family Orchidaceae and is native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru.

The flowers emit a pleasant fragrance that attracts insects for pollination.

Germination instructions
  1. Sterilization: Orchid seeds are incredibly tiny and lack the protective coating found in most other plants' seeds. Therefore, they are prone to fungal and bacterial infections. To prevent contamination, it's important to sterilize the seeds and the growing medium. This can be done by soaking the seeds in a diluted bleach solution for a short period and rinsing them thoroughly.
  2. Sowing on a suitable medium: Orchid seeds require a sterile and nutrient-rich medium to germinate. A common medium used for orchid seed germination is a mixture of agar, nutrients, and hormones. The sterile medium can be prepared by dissolving the necessary ingredients in water and autoclaving it to kill any potential contaminants.
  3. Sowing the seeds: Once the medium is prepared and cooled, the sterilized seeds can be sown onto the surface. It's crucial to handle the seeds and the medium with sterile tools to avoid contamination. Orchid seeds are exceptionally tiny, so a magnifying glass or microscope may be helpful during this process.
  4. Proper environmental conditions: Monkey Face Orchid seeds, like most orchid seeds, require specific environmental conditions for germination. Typically, they need a warm and humid environment with low light levels. Placing the germination container in a warm and humid location, such as an enclosed terrarium or using a specialized orchid seed germination kit, can help create suitable conditions.
  5. Patience and care: Orchid seeds have a slow germination process, and it may take several weeks before you see any signs of growth. Regularly misting the container to maintain humidity and avoiding direct sunlight are important factors to consider during this period.
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