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By Budukai
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#30203
I think the Sarr. that I gave to my sister for her b-day in June dumped some seeds on me. I don't really know what to do with them, I planted 3 in small pots and left them outside with the other plants, but I kinda feel like that was a dumb move. From the count, it looks to be about 20 seeds left in a plastic bag, is there some kind of experation date for them? It's getting very cold now a days, and I'm not the most knowledgable on this kind of plants growth pattern when it comes to seeds, any advice would help me use these seeds more wisely.
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By Matt
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#30206
Sarracenia seed can last quite a while if properly stored. Planting them outside for the winter is an option, so I wouldn't worry too much about the ones you did that with. They require a cold and wet stratification period of around 4 weeks, but a cold winter outside will work too.

The way I do Sarracenia seeds (when not doing them in vitro) is to put them in a moist paper towel for 4 weeks in the fridge. Then take them out and put them on my media of choice in a pot. Put the pot in a ziplock bag and under lights (or in my greenhouse). I get good germination that way.
By Budukai
Posts:  290
Joined:  Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:30 am
#30365
Alright, that's good news then, I was hoping this would be the case. Thanks Matt :)

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