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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

This post is to help me update the development of my staghorn propagation from spores project. Many thanks to the kind donors of platycerium spores.


5 March 2011
1st batch of P. Coronarium donated by ST. Here are some pics...

Already 24hrs after taking it out of the microwave oven & ready for sowing. 3 containers of peat moss and perlite.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210181.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210180.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210179.jpg

My first 3 containers of Coronarium.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210177.jpg

These are the other sporelings entrusted for my care.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210189.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210184.jpg
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:25 PM

1st April 2011
P. Holttumi. 1 round container peat moss & perlite.
P. Coronarium. 1 square container peat moss & perlite.

28 April 2011
P. Coronarium. 2 square container peat moss & perlite

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210485.jpg

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:33 PM

The square container of P. Coronarium that was sown on 1st April shows first signs of green carpet on 18 April 2011, just 18 days, is this fast or expected? Below are pics taken a few days back.... see the green carpet of tiny staggies.

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210468.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210465.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210463.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210462.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210461.jpg
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:35 PM

23 May 2011

Feeling a little more confident, decided to sow more coronarium spores into 3 round containers....

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:14 PM

View Postaaatop, on 24 May 2011 - 10:33 PM, said:

The square container of P. Coronarium that was sown on 1st April shows first signs of green carpet on 18 April 2011, just 18 days, is this fast or expected? Below are pics taken a few days back.... see the green carpet of tiny staggies.



Congratulations, 18 days is quite fast but not impossible for fresh spore. I've had germination within a month before.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:14 PM

View Postnst, on 25 May 2011 - 10:14 PM, said:

Congratulations, 18 days is quite fast but not impossible for fresh spore. I've had germination within a month before.



Thanks.

Yes, it's from fresh spores, quite surprise it was that fast.

The first batch from you that was sown 5 march, the 3 containers have no signs of any green patches... Still holding it out till maybe end June.

However, the sporeling has grown another frond... :)/>
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:59 AM

interesting... i like that you didn't mix the perlite and moss together...
how I wish someone can help germinate my treefern spores...
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:19 AM

View Postislaverde, on 27 May 2011 - 08:59 AM, said:

interesting... i like that you didn't mix the perlite and moss together...
how I wish someone can help germinate my treefern spores...



Interestingly, I tried to germinate other fern spores but with no success at all.... even the easiest birdnest also came out nil.... prolly did not collect the mature ones or they aren't there anymore when I scrap it.... :)/>
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

View Postaaatop, on 24 May 2011 - 10:33 PM, said:

The square container of P. Coronarium that was sown on 1st April shows first signs of green carpet on 18 April 2011, just 18 days, is this fast or expected? Below are pics taken a few days back.... see the green carpet of tiny staggies.

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210468.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210465.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210463.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210462.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210461.jpg
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa354/VOGX/Staghorn%20Ferns/P1210459.jpg



Hey aaatop,
Good job on the coronarium, the spores couldn't be fresher as it was collected when they were exploding. It really neat to watch too. Wish I had video taped the event.
cheers!
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 11:31 PM

View Postmyherb, on 29 May 2011 - 07:13 PM, said:

Hey aaatop,
Good job on the coronarium, the spores couldn't be fresher as it was collected when they were exploding. It really neat to watch too. Wish I had video taped the event.
cheers!


Thanks Adrian, if it was not a fresh on the spot collection, I may not hv got the green carpet so fast. Maybe u can show us a picture of the mother plant.

Today, I am glad to update that the 2 square containers of Coronarium spores that was sown on 28 April 2011 has produced several spots of green carpet now. Will be able to see whole surface getting green in a couple of days.

As for the 1 April container, the green carpet is now like a thick moss like surface now. Will start to locate it to a brighter location outside. Wonder if outside temperature which is warmer will affect the green carpet?

I will be sowing the last packet of spores, hopefully into 3 or 4 containers, this week.

Anybody got Platycerium Redleyii spores for me to germinate? Must have got some components in ideal positions that is getting the green carpet to appear so fast....

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

Hi, i would love to plant some platycerium spores,can you tell me how to have some donated to me or i will purchase from anyone,i grow orchids but i am new with stags,thank you Rita grandma_rita@msn.com
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

HI there,

I never knew that the spores could germinate so easily through your green fingers.

What I always do with the spore sag is to cut it away before it "explodes" as I fond the place filled with those brownish specks all over the garden and car.

Now I know what to do with them, if only I knew what medium you used to germinate. Is there a site where I can learn and do it myself?

Best will be to watch you do it in person, if I may say so, as I am a fanatic of platyceriums.

You might like to see some of my collection in the following link ;


http://i627.photobuc...611/Trellis.jpg

Thank you.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:04 AM

View Postkelvin611, on 22 March 2012 - 08:49 PM, said:

Now I know what to do with them, if only I knew what medium you used to germinate. Is there a site where I can learn and do it myself?



Some videos here:

http://www.greencult...post__p__216450

http://www.fernfacto...px?ID=394769932
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

View Postkelvin611, on 22 March 2012 - 08:49 PM, said:

HI there,

I never knew that the spores could germinate so easily through your green fingers.

What I always do with the spore sag is to cut it away before it "explodes" as I fond the place filled with those brownish specks all over the garden and car.

Now I know what to do with them, if only I knew what medium you used to germinate. Is there a site where I can learn and do it myself?

Best will be to watch you do it in person, if I may say so, as I am a fanatic of platyceriums.

You might like to see some of my collection in the following link ;


http://i627.photobuc...611/Trellis.jpg

Thank you.



Hi Kelvin,

Its wonderful to see that u hv so many beautiful platys..... they r so majestic and unique looking even if they dun flower.

Growing them from spores needs extreme patience, its not that easy as it seems. Sowing is easy, rest is patience, long patience.

If u hv any unwanted spore caps, dun throw it away, try to germinate it and see if your conditions at yr place is suitable, maybe can pass some to me to increase the success rate, as conditions here r tested suitable for germination.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Hey aaatop,
My ridleyi has finally became a spore producing plant. From spore to a spores producing plant :drunk:/> , took a long time and the casualty had been enormous

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hi MyHerb,

Truly a beautiful specimen. Congrats!
U hv one of the best ideal conditioned place that any staghorn grower would love to create.
Looks like the fittest of them all rewards u with their desendents!
Would love to see more updates of your stag gardens!

Stay Healthy.
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Hey aaatop,
My ridleyi has finally became a spore producing plant. From spore to a spores producing plant :drunk:/> , took a long time and the casualty had been enormous

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee30/adfoo/plants/6ea2edfa.jpg

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

View Postaaatop, on 29 May 2011 - 11:31 PM, said:

Thanks Adrian, if it was not a fresh on the spot collection, I may not hv got the green carpet so fast. Maybe u can show us a picture of the mother plant.

Today, I am glad to update that the 2 square containers of Coronarium spores that was sown on 28 April 2011 has produced several spots of green carpet now. Will be able to see whole surface getting green in a couple of days.

As for the 1 April container, the green carpet is now like a thick moss like surface now. Will start to locate it to a brighter location outside. Wonder if outside temperature which is warmer will affect the green carpet?

I will be sowing the last packet of spores, hopefully into 3 or 4 containers, this week.

Anybody got Platycerium Redleyii spores for me to germinate? Must have got some components in ideal positions that is getting the green carpet to appear so fast....



ok, here's the pic of the mother plant. More update on platyceriums very soon. see Surviving Platys from spores

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee30/adfoo/plants/38822053.jpg
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