- Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:14 pm
One 2018 Seed Bank "Maroon Monster" x OP flytrap seed has germinated in 2020, after at least 1-1/2 years in a refrigerator. (Don't know if they were refrigerated during their time at the Seed Bank, or even how old they were to begin with).
I had only three seeds of this type -- others in the package got munched in the mail. For some reason I didn't plant them right away, and put their envelope in the fridge in a baggie with one of those little silica moisture-remover pods.
Those three seeds have been planted for many weeks now -- five? seven? -- and I just noticed one little green VFT sprout with its seed cap still on. Maybe the other two will hatch out also. With only one of three seeds reporting, statistically it's nothing useful, but I just wanted to report that technically it is still possible to germinate flytraps after two seasons of refrigeration.
But the real moral of the story is: don't wait! I wish I had two-year-old plants instead of seeds.