Orchid Propagation Protocols

Some crazy people (like me) like the idea of raising their own temperate zone orchids from seed. They have to be crazy if they realize how much money and time are invovled in the process. Rather than having these crazy people keep re-inventing the wheel I am supplying protocols that have worked for me. As a word of warning different populations of the same orchid species may respond differently to any given protocol. The first link discusses how to prepare your seed for sowing. Links two and three are the recipes for two good orchid plating and replating media, William Steele's "R" media which works great for most Cypripediums and Malmgren and Nystrom's "Standard Orchid Medium" which works quite well for most European Dactylorhiza, Anacamptis, and Orchis. The links following are protocols for specific orchid species based upon these two media.
Seed Preparation Protocol
William Steele's "R" Medium
Malmgren and Nystrom's "Standard Orchid Medium"
Amerorchis rotundifolia Protocol
Anacamptis laxiflora Protocol
Anacamptis morio Protocol
Calopogon tuberosusProtocol
Cypripedium acaule Protocol
Cypripedium californicum Protocol
Cypripedium guttatum Protocol
Cypripedium kentuckiense Protocol
Cypripedium parviflorum Protocol
Cypripedium pubescens Protocol
Cypripedium reginae Protocol
Cypripedium yatabeanum Protocol
Cypripedium kentuckiense x Cypripedium pubescens hybrid Protocol
Dactylorhiza aristata Protocol
Dactylorhiza incarnata Protocol
Dactylorhiza purpurella Protocol
Dactylorhiza saccifera Protocol
Dactylorhiza sambucina Protocol
Eleorchis japonica Protocol
Epipactis gigantea Protocol
Gymnadenia conopsea Protocol
Pleione Hybrids Protocol