orchid plant or seeds

sylvester_2010November 3, 2010

I want to try to grow an orchidplants or seeds. I have emphysema., diabetes, and heart trouble so its hard to get to a store to get one. Would appreciate one.


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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

Growing orchids from seeds is a specialist job and best left to the experts who have sterile lab conditions.It also takes a number of years to get a plant of flowering size. Walmart sell orchids - you could get them to deliver with your groceries. Alternatively many nurseries do mail order, though I have never used this method in USA so can't recommend a specific one. Andy's Orchids always gets good mentions. - Ian.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2010 at 7:01PM
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richardol(Santa Royale CA)

If you would like a plant out of bloom go to this page to get my email address and use "FREE ORCHID" as the subject. I will send you one that can be grown as a house plant and instructions for growing it.

Seeds are a young person's game. It can take several years to get them to bloom and, as mentioned, are quite complex. Orchids send out millions of seeds to get a few started.

Give me some idea which way your window faces and the climate.

The easiest is buy one in bloom. IMO Trader Joe is the best local source if you have one. Our grocery stores have them too, along with Home Depot and others in the Big Box group. About $15 I think. Don't get your orchid from the bargain shelf, at least not your first plant.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2010 at 7:29PM
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richardol(Santa Royale CA)

Sorry, I misplaced your address. I am sending you a Doritaenopsis. Read the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Doritaenopsis info

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 4:25PM
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