I received some duck orchid seeds and am wondering what/how I can plant them? I have read that they can’t be grown without their special moss. Can the moss be purchased? Is it possible to put eucalyptus oil in the soil?
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The seeds must be germinated in a laboratory environment and they won't grow anywhere but in a specific environment that's only found in Australia. This is a rather technical article, but it helped me understand the problem: https://www.academia.edu/28502009/Scientific_approaches_to_terrestrial_orchid_conservation_with_particular_reference_to_Western_Australia
Also, a bit of research tells me you may not have what you think if you bought them online. Apparently these "seeds" are being sold fraudulently on the Internet. You may want to get your money back and cite these articles.