U menziesii flower pods

Shoggoths

Carnivore
Nice job John.

I tried some seeds from Allen Lowrie a few years ago. I think I successfully got them to sprout but wasn't able to get them past Winter :(
The flowers from this utric are really hot.

Do you keep them out all year round ? Do you have to give them special care because you keep it in a pot ? The media do not seem so wet.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
To get Lowrie seeds from this species to germinate is amazing. I never got any of his rare seeds to grow.
 

Shoggoths

Carnivore
Yeah, probably the only specie that germinate.
Menziesii is supposedly known to be easy but I didn't have the chance to try it much so I can't say for myself.
 

John Yates

Carnivorous Plant Addict
yes well of cause its easy for me cause its like home ground, i just grow them out side the green house in the open as the temps and conditions they grow in the wild are on a par with my climate here ,so just easy for me sorry , this is the seed from the pod that was in the photo, im sending these seed to Willy to put into T/c for you guys so hope they works out , therer super small but fresh , will send this week to Wil.

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John Yates

Carnivorous Plant Addict
in summer there in hibernation,they are AU winter grower, so like the cool temps, but not below zero temps, Albany and Perth winter temps rarely get frost even , they grow in wet soaked sandy soil ,and disappear soon as the temps rise in spring , so they like it days 5 to 10 c , night 1 to 5 c would be there average temp range , i should add in summer i keep them reasonably dry only wet the pots now and again like the summer in the growing areas , usually under my grow area in front of the G/h that is raised to keep some plant off the pavers , here is a few photo to show that even though the spring is still cool the day are only less than 20 c the plants have gone in to hibernation now in march i stat to put water into the try to soak the dry pots as teh first rains of late summer usually come in late Feb here to get things going ,unless we are in drought then its later

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