Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Hello from west coast Canada!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by neoterre, Aug 22, 2021.

  1. neoterre

    neoterre New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Mostly looking at the photos of terrestrial orchids that people grow.
    Hope to get into growing plants sometime.
    Some that look like good candidates for hardy conditions don't seem in cultivation.
    One genus from Chile comes to mind----Chloraea.
    Maybe someone is growing some Chloraea species in North America?
    Looking forward to learning from the enthusiasts in this great forum!
    Thanks for letting me join!
     
    Sabinchen and J E like this.
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,517
    Likes Received:
    3,317
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Welcome to the Forum. I know some people have talked about getting seed of Chloraea species, but I've never seen in for sale in the US.
     
    J E likes this.
  3. neoterre

    neoterre New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks Marni!
    I found a source for seed of Chloraea species but I believe they are the dry seeds. Can you suggest a good simple protocol for sterilizing dry seed? I am worried that dry seed will be damaged or killed---wish I could get capsules---seed capsule sterilization is much safer for the seed isn't it? Thanks for any help and suggestions!
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,517
    Likes Received:
    3,317
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Yes, that would be dry seed. There is no simple protocol for sterilizing dry seed. I don't think anyone is going to be sending green capsule. That would come under CITES restrictions.