Purple Fringed Orchid

jonathanchuang1October 30, 2012

Does anyone have any experience with growing these from seed? I couldn't find much information online.

Thanks

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PrairieDock

I'm sorry to tell you this but I doubt you will be successful. Purple fringed orchids are one of those that require a certain fungus to be already present in the soil in order to survive. Without it they die.
Don't mean to be a downer. But I'm pretty sure that's the reason purple fringed orchids aren't grown more in gardens for their beauty. Orchids need precise environments.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:27PM
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jonathanchuang1

Ah, the seller said that they'll send some soil that the original plant was grown in along with the seeds.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 1:32AM
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PrairieDock

In that case it'll probably have the fungus, give it a try!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 8:49AM
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