- Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:54 pm
The Dune Craft kit I bought is a plastic terrarium, maybe 10" across and 6" high. They include peat moss, and two packets of seed. One packet can be planted immediately, but the other packet has to be stratified (by moistening the seeds, and then leaving them in the refrigerator for a month and a half to simulate winter).
I only had one flytrap germinate, but I have a few other seedlings that I cannot identify yet. The kit is said to include some sundew and pitcher seeds. They are just not big enough to tell which are which.
From what I've read, flytrap seeds should be very fresh in order to germinate well. I assume the problem with the Dune Craft kit is that it sits on a shelf in some warehouse, and the seeds are just too old.
If you are going to try growing from seed, I'd suggest getting the freshest seed you can find. Sadly, flytrapstore.com is apparently out of stock right now. I'd watch for when seeds become available again there, and quickly order some.