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Germination!

by oval » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 pm

Just when I was starting to give up on the seeds I sowed from the seed bank, I noticed the other day that the D. madagascariensis seeds were beginning to sprout, and the next day the D. admirabilis seeds were sprouting. I am seeing more each time I look! Thanks again donors, et al!

(Still waiting for those stubborn burmanniis... I might need some pointers on those. :| )

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Re: Germination!

by EliWhitney3140 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:23 am

what, no photo? congratulations

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Re: Germination!

by Shadowtski » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:32 am

oval wrote:Just when I was starting to give up on the seeds I sowed from the seed bank, I noticed the other day that the D. madagascariensis seeds were beginning to sprout, and the next day the D. admirabilis seeds were sprouting. I am seeing more each time I look! Thanks again donors, et al!

(Still waiting for those stubborn burmanniis... I might need some pointers on those. :| )


What are your temperatures?
Burmannii usually prefers a little warmer than room temperature for quick germination.
They'll usually sprout but it can take much longer.

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Re: Germination!

by twitcher » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:48 am

I tried multiple times, multiple sourced burmanii seed on chopped sphagnum and 0 germination. When I tried on peat/sand I got very good germination. The good germination seed was from one of the sources that did not germinate on sphagnum for me. From now on, I will be sowing burmanii on peat.
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Re: Germination!

by oval » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:30 am

The madagascariensis and admirabilis are still too small for me to take clear pictures, but there seems to be a lot of them.

The burmanniis have been at room temperature, Mike. What if I move them to a sunny south window with a sheer curtain shielding them from the direct sun? They are currently under a vented clear humidity dome.

Twitcher, maybe I will try a second batch on peat/sand. This batch is on coco coir.

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Re: Germination!

by Shadowtski » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:35 am

The burmanniis have been at room temperature, Mike. What if I move them to a sunny south window with a sheer curtain shielding them from the direct sun? They are currently under a vented clear humidity dome.


They like 80 - 85 degrees if they can get it.
Dome covered pots in direct sun are OK if you monitor temperature. The problem is they can overheat quickly if something goes wrong.
Maybe consider a small heating pad set on low.
Or else, just use this as an exercise in building patience.

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Re: Germination!

by oval » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:35 pm

Okay, I have been looking into heating pads lately. It might be just what I need in the cooler weather. Summertime here 80-85 is no problem, but indoors it hasn't been much above low 70s this past week.

And definitely, patience would do me good!


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