Orchid Seedlings & Flasked Plants Sorry - not for sale

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These are some of the orchids I have in flask, in pots, or are working on making seed pods for later sowing. Please note: I’m sharing this list for others to be inspired by the work I’ve done; these plants/flasks are not for currently for sale nor am I taking reservations. Also due to export restrictions on orchids, I can’t ship plants internationally. If you want to know how to breed orchids and grow them from seed yourself, check out my other post on on that topic.

A general note about naming: the pod (♀) parent is always written first, followed by the pollen (♂) parent.

Orchid Hybrid & Breeding Project
Plants in Flask or Deflasked

Phal Tying Shin Fly Eagle x bastianii 

Pollinated: April 2, 2018
Sowed Mother Flask (dry seed): Nov 7, 2018 (7mths)
Replated #1: Jan 2, 2019
Why This? Expected Outcomes – This is my first cross ever. I had experienced a lot of failed pod attempts and this was the first to make it to pod. You can track my photo journal of this hybrid, here. I’m expecting smaller flowers that have red spots on yellow background. The heavy influence of bastianii may mean that the flowers change color over time, fading from red to more of a coral peach. Ideally the influence of speciosa from Tying Shin Fly Eagle combined with the color fading of bastianii will result in chamelon flowers that have both random red petals AND colors that fade over the duration of the flower. It should also be very floriferous taking the traits of bastianii and Tying Shin Fly Eagle.

Phal Tying Shin Fly Eagle x bellina fma alba

Pollinated: May 5, 2018
Sowed (dry seed): Dec, 19, 2018 (7mths)
Why This? Expected Outcomes – The rarity of a true bellina alba means there’s a good chance my pollen plant is actually a hybrid (my guess is Tarlac Bellina based on the short nodes between buds on the spike, and due to the tight clusters of prolific flowers). I expect the alba will dampen the colors of Tying Shin Fly Eagle; possibly blocking the reds entirely, or just reducing the intensity of the read leading to vibrant pinks or yellows. It would be cool if the the alba trait was fully passed on because I think that the saturation of color (when alba) would lead to very green flowers – but that’s a pretty unlikely outcome. Both the Tying Shin Fly Eagle and the bellina fma alba parent are very fragrant, and I expect the offspring will be too. The fragrance will possibly be a blend of Goat cheese and spicy citrus (so who knows what they might smell like). So…expecting magenta/pink flowers that have good form and strong fragrance.

Phrag Pink Panther x Hanne Popow

Pollinated: Nov 22, 2018
Sowed (dry seed): February 26, 2019 (3mths)
Why This? My very first phrag flasking and hybrid. I love Pink Panther because it’s vigorous and compact; I love Hanne Popow because the flowers smell like raspberries (a trait of phrag schlimii). I suspect the flowers will be pink and largely look like phrag schlimii but with more color. Hopefully they also bring forward that fragrance as both parents are primary hybrids of schlimii.
Outcomes: These plants are extremely vigorous and fast growing – the first one has spiked only 1.5 years (18months) after sowing the seeds. I’m waiting to see the flower now.
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Phrag Pink Panther x self

Pollinated: Nov 22, 2018
Sowed (dry seed): February 26, 2019 (3mths)
Why This? – I’ve always wanted to know what a selfing of a primary hybrid would result in. In theory a bunch of your non-dominant traits should align and reshuffle meaning you get a bunch of seedlings that look vastly different than the parent. This is often a good way to test if a plant is a species or hybrid—blooming out the selfing of that plant will show either consistency (meaning the parent was a species) or a high degree of variation (meaning the parent was a hybrid).

Phrag Hanne Popow x Sam Crothers

Pollinated: Jan 1, 2019
Sow (dry seed): Mar 26, 2019 (3mths)
Deflask: Jan 1, 2020
Why This? – Expecting round and mostly pinks for the bulk of the flowers; however some may result in rich or deeper colors from the influence of besseae and kovachii in either parent. Because this is the product of two unrelated primary x primary parents, I expect some good variation across the progeny as traits from all four species redistribute.
Outcomes: the plants are growing vigorously also and I suspect will bloom at year 2.
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Phal pallens x self

Pollinated: Jan 18, 2019
Sowed (dry seed): June 9, 2019
Replate: Oct 14, 2020
Deflasked: May 10, 2020
Why This? – Phal pallens is a cool miniature species from the Philippines. I expect the progeny to look basically like clones of the parent. They’ll be pale yellow with flecks of brown. This was more of a test flasking for me than anything—when I first started hybridizing I was having troubles getting my plants to hold seed pods, but I still wanted to learn the process. I made this selfing to do that—and then with this seed pod I made a series of orchid breeding tutorial videos.
You can find those videos here:
Video 1: Sowing Dry Orchid Seeds
Video 2: Update / Germination 
Video 3: Orchid Seedling Replate
Video 4: Phalaenopsis Seedling Deflask
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Phal Li Sun High (mariae f. flava x tetraspis f. alba) x Jennifer Palermo (tetraspis f. alba x violacea f. indigo)

Pollinated: Dec 14, 2018
Sowed (dry seed): July 22, 2019
Replate #1: Sept 24, 2019
Why This? Expected Outcomes – Double tetraspis alba from both parents should introduce a high possibility of white flowers. Ideally the cupped form of Li Sun High that I have can be improved while still carrying forward the fragrance of mariae and violacea. Best case I would hope for purple (coerulea) spots on a pristine white flower…but who knows. Regardless of how the flower looks, this should be a prolific bloomer taking high flower count from mariae and the ever-blooming nature of tetraspis.

Phal bastianii x self

Pollinated: Apr 19, 2019
Sow (green pod): Mar 3, 2020 (11mths)
Why This? – I want to confirm that my bastianii is a species. Selfing it and flowering the progeny can help verify that. Plus, it’s a great plant – flowers like crazy – so it’s good to have a couple extra around.
Want to know more about this species? Read this

Phal Zheng Min Anaconda ‘Peter’ x Matthew Chen

Sowed (dry seed): Oct 16, 2019
Replated: Mar 3, 2020
Why This? Expected Outcomes – I’m obsessed with Zheng Min Anaconda—this plant is one of the reasons I started breeding orchids. It’s a wonderful looking harlequin (spotted) with lots of variation across the parent hybrid. My hope with my cross is for orange flowers that are strongly fragrant—the Matthew Chen hybrid smells strongly of cinnamon with hint of baby’s breath; it is the only phal I own that I can smell when entering the room.
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Phal (Lyndon Golden Age x Mituo Golden) x Matthew Chen

Pollinated: Mar 9, 2019
Sowed (dry seed): Oct 30, 2019
Replate 1: Mar 3, 2020
Why This? – I like harlequins because they tend to have a broad range of outcomes. This means growing and flowering out a flask of 50 plants is more “exciting” simply because of the possibilities. I don’t know what to expect for the flowers from this; however the plants seem to be quite vigorous and the cross was very fertile with many many seeds germinating and growing up.
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Phal Sogo Pony ‘YS’ x Tying Shin Fly Eagle ‘Wilson’

Pollinated: Mar 9, 2019
Sowed (dry seed): Sept 1, 2019 (6mths)
Deflasked: July, 2020
Why This? Expected Outcomes – In theory, the cross that shouldn’t be possible. In practice it is! When I first posted about this cross, a couple people barked that Sogo Pony was a ‘triploid'(3n) and was therefore sterile. This resulted in a research spiral to find out what that meant for my -then- developing seedpod. I ended up having lots of internal and unanswered questions – “how does anyone know this specific plant is actually triploid?” (answer: they don’t unless they’ve counted chromosomes themselves), “Is it possible that one plant of a hybrid is triploid, while others of the same cross are diploid?” (a: turns out, yes you can have a mix of ploidy from a group of progeny), “how is it possible that this plant is triploid—and allegedly sterile—if I have a seed pod (which since proved to have viable seeds)?” (a: it turns out ploidy isn’t as black and white as some people think it is).
So… I sowed the seeds expecting none to germinate, but many did. This plant is an experiment and proof point for me and I suspect the flowers of the progeny will be impressive. Also.. just because someone says, “you can’t” or “don’t” and has the loudest voice…doesn’t mean they’re right.
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Phal Zheng Min Anaconda ‘Peter’ x Kingfisher’s Lemon Drop ‘HBN#4’

Pollinated: July 14, 2019
Sowed (dry seed): April 21, 2020 (9mths)
Why This? Expected Outcomes – Like I said – really love that Zheng Min Anaconda. Was curious what a white flower might impose on the spotting. This is experimental—perhaps high contrast spotting on well-shaped flowers. The Kingfisher’s Lemon Drop is also fragrant but of citrus—you can read more about that hybrid in this other post.

Phrag x roethianum x Yelva Myhre

Pollinated: May 27, 2019
Sowed (dry seed): July 22, 2019
Deflasked: Feb 14, 2020
About this cross – I’m expecting deep red flowers which have elongated petals – similar to the cross Phrag Noirmont (Memoria Dick Clements x longifolium) which shares similar lineage. the contribution of kovachii from Yelva Myhre should increase flower size a bit and keep the general petal form more round. Not many seeds from this cross were viable and the seedlings did poorly in vitro. I deflasked much earlier than is normally recommended in an effort to save the 8 seedlings that remained. 3 of the smallest died and I’m down to 5 plants which are growing very well now.
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Phal Yaphon Green Jewel x (javanica x heiroglyphica)

Pollinated: Dec 14, 2018
Sow (dry seed): Oct 30, 2019
Replate: Apr 21, 2020
Why This? – The world needs more javanica hybrids, so I made this one. Both javanica and Yaphon Green Jewel are small plants, so I suspect that some of the progeny should carry that trait forward and I’ll end up with many compact small phals. Both of the parents are good growers and flower often with many blooms—who knows what the flowers will look like, but I suspect that it will be a rewarding plant.

Phal schillerina ‘Silver Leaf’ x Yaphon Green Jewel

Pollinated: Jan 18, 2019
Sowed (dry seed): July 7, 2019
Replate: Oct 6, 2019
Deflasked: May 7, 2020
Why This? – Look, I get that the flowers don’t look like the best pairing; however, Yaphon Green Jewel has mannii in it’s lineage and mannii x schilleriana (Bronze Maiden) has really cool leaves. This cross was experimental and I really wanted to use schilleriana in at least one cross.
Notable Outcomes: The leaves of the progeny are extremely varied. None are fully mottled, but at least a few are quite silver; one is red; others have a read streak down the middle. I’m looking forward to seeing these flower.
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Phrag Memoria Dick Clements x Sam Crothers ‘#1’

Pollinated: Feb 10, 2019
Sow: April 20, 2019
Deflask: Oct 27, 2020
Why This? – I expect dark-colored flowers (red/maroon) with round shape…if any of the seedlings make it to flowering size. This cross has not had a lot of success in flask they were very slow—I suspect in part to a bad batch of media; however, even after deflasking many of the seedlings have not progressed well. I have the original mother still with some extremely tiny seedlings, as well as a replate which while small are looking better and establishing roots; most of the deflasked seedlings however, just don’t seem happy. I also ended up losing my mother plant, so I hope at least one of these comes through. I think there is a lot of potential for this cross even though it seems to be a poor grower.
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Phal (Silbergrube x javanica) x wilsonii

Sowed (Green pod): May 19, 2020
Why This? – The world needs more Aphyllae hybrids. Aphyllae is a subgenus of phalaenopsis which are cool-growing and are very small plants. They also don’t breed readily and while only a handful of seeds have germinated (5), I am insanely excited about this cross.
I expect the plant and flowers will be compact. wilsonii has a tendancy to override flower shape/form, but I haven’t seen a single hybrid of wilsonii with javanica or celebensis so this is all new to me. I have a hunch the flowers will be fragrant though – the flowers of the wilsonii I used in this cross smell like grape soda.

Phal Jennifer Palermo x violacea ‘HP Norton’

Pollinated: TBD
Sowed (Dry Seed): TBD
Why This? Expected Outcomes – Why not, right? I’m a huge fan of coerula (blue/purple) flowers. I ended up losing the violacea to fungus, so I’m hoping at least a couple of the seedlings of this can replace that plant.

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