Starting/Sowing/Growing Carnivorous plants

Cin

Plant
Have you cold stratified the D. filiformis seeds?
Yes I did the lot, but I’m not sure how successful it was since I had to put them in a cool windowsill with the window open a crack. It was very cool out and damp, though so I’m hoping it did the trick. In a cool room.
 

Jonathan

Carnivorous Plant Addict
OH wow those are looking fantastic! How long did they take to germinate? I’ll keep my seed trays wet and see what happens...also, how long did you stratify them?
Hello Cin,

1-Put a wet coffee filter in Petri Dish and added seed.

2-Put them in the crisper for about 6 weeks in fridge.

3- After their stratifying period I then filled a small pot with wet peat and placed the seeds in it.

4- I then got a Ziploc bag and placed the pot in the Ziploc bag and sealed it up.

5- Then proceeded to set them on a heat Matt under a 24/7 Led light.

6- Within about 4 weeks they germinated.
 
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Cin

Plant
Thought I’d post my progress report on my own germination adventures...thanks again to Steve Bradford for the Drosera seeds! I mixed up my soil which was a basic 50/50 peat/ perlite blend, well rinsed with dechlorinated water. I sprinkled the seeds on the surface. I planted everything because A) sounds like it’s important to have fresh seeds, and B) they were so small I couldn’t tell if they were seeds or not, so small! I put them in a cool window sill with the window open a crack, for about 2 weeks. Started all this on the 1st of January, and on the 27th I had seedlings in the Drosera capensis ‘Alba’ and Drosera affinis. I know have two seed packs with loads of seedlings! Absolutely nothing happening in Drosera spatulata or filiformis. can anyone tell me what the average germination times are? They are in about 40-50% humidity and about 22 degrees, maybe a bit more. i keep them pretty stable, mist, fine water sprinkling.
One tiny Drosera spatulata “Tamlin” visible today! I hope I didn’t drown it when I watered! :rolleyes:00EFE314-B424-454F-8EC7-F8EE2908C35E.jpeg
 

Cin

Plant
Hello Cin,

1-Put a wet coffee filter in Petri Dish and added seed.

2-Put them in the crisper for about 6 weeks in fridge.

3- After their stratifying period I then filled a small pot with wet peat and placed the seeds in it.

4- I then got a Ziploc bag and placed the pot in the Ziploc bag and sealed it up.

5- Then proceeded to set them on a heat Matt under a 24/7 Led light.

6- Within about 4 weeks they germinated.
Thank you Jonathan! I’ll know for next time! So much to learn, lol
 
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