Growing Darlingtonia from seeds

VFT2001

Seedling
I am trying an experiment with one plant. I put it in pure perlite and am feeding it weekly. And its going nuts.
You can see the growth jump from when I started. Check out the cool roots.

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Beautiful plant! Is it under grow lights or just receiving natural light? What are you feeding it?

My seeds germinated a little over a week ago. Hope some of mine look this good in a few years!
 

Sib

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Dunno what my gh got to exactly... there was a big snowdrift and to be honest, I was afraid to break something with this unreasonable cold. I'll be venturing out tomorrow, wish me luck
 

Sib

Carnivorous Plant Addict
i checked on them today and they don't look terrible? they're out of the wind in a cold greenhouse, but they do get chilly
 
Another little highlight is the last survivor from a full pot of Darlingtonia/Oregon mountain form. Seedgrown, seeds from Mr.Wang
Highest altitude he ever had.
All from this pot died while in care from a drought spell some years ago
I got it back as a pot full of brown shriveled specimens. This pot stood one year always in some water looking dead.
The next spring I discovered some life shoot appearing which I Itransplanted to a small island with some Cephalotus seedling.
It is still quite small but has a beautiful color.
So don't give up too early especially with Darlingtonia.
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VFT2001

Seedling
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Seedling update: Seedlings have been separated and moved from the starter plastic containers to one large shallow terracotta pot and another styrofoam cup. Substrate is 60/40 long fibre sphagnum / perlite with a layer of sandy peat on top. Also moved the seedlings from under the grow light to a south-facing windowsill. They're finally beginning to show some colour.
 
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