Starting orchid seeds
I have an orchid (phalaeonopsis) which today caught me by surprise when I noticed the seed pod had finally split open after several months. It happened all of a sudden, one day it was green and the next day I noticed it had turned a little yellow and today it was split right open. I cut off the pod and stuck it into a plastic bag until I figure out what I'm doing.
I know it's a long difficult process but I thought I'd try just for fun! How do i begin? What is the special medium I need to grow it in? i know it has to be completly sterile and in some sort of gel. Also I heard if you have an established orchid you can put the seeds on the roots and they grow? Anyone have any information on that?