Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress *WEEKLY UPDATE Thursdays*

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Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress *WEEKLY UPDATE Thursdays*

by pretty » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:36 pm

Ordered a mix pack of drosera seeds from a sort of shady source.

Planted them Dec 6th- I'll be tracking their progress here as my own blog for my first go at CPS from seed :] Also documenting the growth of my other CPs

The growing mixture is pure LFS crumbled up and rinsed. The pots with perlite seen in the photos are 50/50. Using distilled water.
The first week under the lights for 18hr/6hr light cycles. They were closed up in ziploc using a shallow tray with a tiny bit of water to keep them moist and warm. No thermometer or hygrometer yet (soon to come!) but I'd guess 75ish and WAY humid. lol.


D. Brevifolia and D. Capensis Dec 6th before transplant
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right after transplant
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Dec. 13th mixed seeds showing growth, 2nd pot an old long thought dead red or wide d. cape sprouting and baby d. brev
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Dec. 20th - D. Cape (red or wide, not sure yet) sprout from 3 month old thought to be dead root system. And baby D. Brevifolia
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Mixed seed sprouts, some starting to show red on their first 'real' leaves.
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D. Brev and D. Cape looking good so far, still minimal-no dew.
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My Marimo moss balls!
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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by Daniel_G » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:41 pm

Everything looks great!
I like those moss balls too :D
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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by pretty » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Hey thanks Daniel! I hope I'm doing it right, feeling good so far :]

I wish the sprouts would hurry up and grow faster, I want to figure out what seeds I got in this 'mix' pack. So far they all look the same! When will I be able to start seeing differences? Do a lot of drosera seedlings look identical, or do u think I maybe got a not-so mixed pack and got one kind of plant?

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by Daniel_G » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:00 pm

Binata is a confusing one. It has forked leaves, but starts of with regular leaves!
After a few weeks you should be able to just about tell :)
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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by pretty » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:10 pm

le sigh, wish time would fly by! Can't wait to see what I've got.

Thanks Daniel!!


I'll be keeping this updated, planning on weekly photos.

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by Daniel_G » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:12 pm

Hehehe, you should try growing Things like Nepenthes and Sarracenia from seed. So much waiting before you see the plant's full potential!
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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by pretty » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Funny you mentioned that. I have a pot with some Neph seeds- I started those the same time as these. The Neph seeds all molded. Not sure what happened, they are treated and kept under the same conditions as the drosera seeds :\

I'll try them again once these babes have matured more.

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by pretty » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:51 am

Said I would update weekly, but woke up to this!

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by Jaws » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:09 pm

always good to see new seedlings, you planted yourself

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by bananaman » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:25 pm

Where'd you get the moss balls???

Anyway, great job!

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by pretty » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:52 am

Oh, believe me Jaws, I'm sure everyone that knows me is damn tired of hearing about them. I'm so syked!

Bananaman, ebay, of all places! I've ordered quite a few aquatic plants from the same seller, always had good experiences- these were in my fishtank at work, but the fish has since moved on, so the moss balls are hangin out under the lights in my light/grow house :D

Pretty soon I'll have at least 2 leaves on some of my babies, thats when to transplant, yeah?

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress

by pretty » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:32 pm

weekly update 12/27/12

D. Brevifolia and D. Capensis
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Mixed mystery seeds, 2nd pot an old long thought dead red or wide d. cape sprout
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Transplanted mystery mix (tried to keep similar looking sprouts together)
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Pot 2
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Pot 3
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Surprise! Unexpected d. brevifolia baby!
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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress *WEEKLY UPDATE Thursda

by Ras » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:30 am

very nice moni
those brevifolias are getting nice color

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress *WEEKLY UPDATE Thursda

by pretty » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:22 am

ya, but i think im losing one of the 5mm babies. you know last year i had no problem getting these to flower and got a bunch of seeds- this time i'm ready and armed with my cinnamon powder so i dont lose another 12-15 babies.

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Re: Mystery Mix Drosera Seed Progress *WEEKLY UPDATE Thursda

by BoothEatsBUGS » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:20 pm

Awesome dews! Congrats on the seedlings! What are you feeding that capensis? Fish food?

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