Carnivorous Plant Addict
Hi all - I just planted alfalfa seeds into a very large pot as the first step in my efforts to grow Ombrophytum subterraneum (Balanophoraceae). I've been told it has been cultivated on alfalfa and clover before, so here is hoping. Given the size of the fruiting body, I've planted the alfalfa in a very large pot (something like 24 inches across). I have the seeds, so once the alfalfa is about 5cm or so tall, I'm going to plant a few and see how it goes. Given that even the fruit is underground on this species, I'm not quite sure how I will know if I am growing it successfully. Perhaps the first mystery to solve! I'll post successes and failures here.