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By sipecsus
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#3874
ok so ive been growing 2 sarracenia purpurea , a couple white toped pitcher plant from seed and 2 mature sarracenia purpurea and a sarracenia leucophyllia. ive been keeping them in sunlight and keeping things wet and moist. i have the seedlings in peat cups with sphagnum peat and perlite for soil , i put the seeds on top of the soil as the instructions said but i also added a light layer of long fibered sphagnum peat on top of the seeds am i doing this correct???? i would appreciate any advice from any experienced growers.. :?
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By Matt
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#3875
I don't have a ton of experience with Sarrs, but what you've described should work. I've got quite a few seedlings growing right now and most of them I sowed directly on top of peat moss after a 4 week stratification. Did you stratify your seeds?
By sipecsus
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#3876
about 2 weeks , thats wut the instructions said :D
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I've always read to stratify 4 weeks, but you might be ok with two weeks. Keep us posted with any results.
By sipecsus
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#3885
4sure i will im also growing a couple different species of droseras, .more vft's and a cobra lilly ;)
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By Matt
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Wow, you've got a lot of seed there. Where'd you get it all?
By sipecsus
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#3917
lol i got them all from ebay thay have tons of great deals and links to good resources! i guess i have the carnivorous plant disease! :D
By Anrich
#3922
Here is a idea to try with some of your seeds:
soak about 10 seeds in 100 ml of water with 5ml peroxide of only 1 min.
Then sterilise a polystyrene tray with pure methylated spirits and a sheet of cling wrap.
soak a couple of cotton balls in boiling clean water and place on tray to cool.
Once cool place seeds on cotton taking care not to place next to each other.
Spray with fungicide( sulfur based) and wrap with sterilised cling wrap.
Place in the fridge for 2 weeks. I use a little home made lamp made of 20 LED lights and a 9 volt battery which I can place inside with the seeds.
Try to keep the temp. about 10 degree celsius.
After two weeks take out of fridge,place under 24 hours artificial lights, and keep at room temp. 21 degree celsius.
They should germinate with in 4 days, from the day taken out of the fridge.
Ahoy!!!
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By linton
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Anrich, you think too much! But I really like your thoughts and ideas. I might just try your method next time, thanks for sharing.
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