Willy's Drosophyllum

WillyCKH

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Moose , no not so the plant in the photo gets all its flowers cut off as i do not want any seed, its not had flowers for several years now as i cut them off when they spring up , a far as seed, you can use sand paper, bleach some acids , ext ext, but really all you need do is soak the seed for a week in rain water and sow it in spring , it will germinate if it viable, in the wild they dont get sand paper bleach or acid , just rain :) in-fact i find when they flower to much they die off or go backward quicker
I'd love some seeds from your monster, John ;)
 

Moose

Sprout
What did you do to get the seeds to grow? I bought 10 but didn’t have any luck getting them to do anything.
 

WillyCKH

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To germinate the seed, this is the procedure that I follow:
1. soak the seed for 24 hours
2. use a piece or sand paper or a sharp exacto knife to slowly and carefully cut away a corner of the seed coat (black)
3. continue until you just see the seed core (white), stop immediately and do not damage the core
4. plant on top of a mix of 1 part of peat and 4 part of sand/ perlite, do not cover
5. mist the seed daily until germination is observed, do not cover with humidity dome or mist after germination
6. if done correctly, the germination should occur within 1 week, and the successful rate is 90-100%

Hope that helps!
 

Moose

Sprout
I wonder what the germination rate is in the wild?

Do you transplant to a bigger pot, or put it in a bigger pot to begin with?
 

Lloyd Gordon

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If space is an issue, plant the seedling in a small coir pot. When it outgrows the pot put the pot into a bigger coir pot or an appropriate size final pot. No root disruption, no problem.
 

WillyCKH

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I started mine in 2.5in pot and very carefully transplanted to 6in now because the roots are coming out from the bottom. I will transplant it again once it grow much bigger.
 

WillyCKH

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Germination in the wild could be close to 90% too when two main conditions are triggered: fire has occurred, (likely the mother plant is now gone), it has been raining (there is sufficient water to start). This is based on some readings. :)
 
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