Disa rhodantha flowers curve erectly above the hood, like wisps of smoke in the absence of wind. Their tips may sometimes appear less ambitious and curve down. These spurs vary in length from 7 mm to 17 mm, tapering slightly in their lower parts.
Germination Techniques: Botanists use two techniques to germinate orchid seeds. The first, symbiotic germination, is a complicated process that requires use of mycorrhizal fungi, as described above. The second, asymbiotic germination, involves germinating seeds in vitro, using agar, a jellylike substance that contains necessary nutrients and growth hormones. Asymbiotic germination, also known as flasking, is easier, quicker, and more reliable for growing orchids from seed at home.
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