Need help growing tropical sundews from seed?

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Need help growing tropical sundews from seed?

by PeatMoss » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:27 pm

I plan on growing lots of species of sundews from seed but the website from which I want to purchase them says that all of the tropical sundews need a process called heat stratification. Here are the instructions for this process from the website
It creates a hot and moist environment for the seeds. This will break their dormancy. Place the seeds on top of a prepared soil mix. Put the pots with seeds in plastic ziplock bags under but not too close to florescent lights. A temperature around 25°C / 76°F works best. Make sure to check the seeds often. If fungus or mold appears treat it with a fungicide.

I can not do the thing with the florescent lights but I have access to a heated propagating case. Can I use this or is the process necessary at all?
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Re: Need help growing tropical sundews from seed?

by moof » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:26 pm

This description is unnecessary complicated, just place the pot on a sunny windowsill... what sundews you want to get?

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Re: Need help growing tropical sundews from seed?

by PeatMoss » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:08 am

moof wrote: what sundews you want to get?


All of them! But I am really interested in Derosa Regia and south american species.
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