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By Daniel_G
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hi im wanting to grow some tropical sarracenias but i need to know what temp they need to germinate? also what is cold stratification? :?: :mrgreen:
By moof
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#71547
Sarracenias aren't tropical plants, they are temperate ones which means they need a dromancy period. Stratification - a period of 4-5 weeks during which the seeds are kept at cool temperatures to simulate the colder conditions in the plants' natural habitat when the seeds lie on the ground, waiting for the spring. It's all about various hormones and metabolic reactions inside the seed, which activity depends on temperature too.

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By moof
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#71605
So nep seeds don't need stratification at all. They can be tricky to grow from seed, they need lots of humidity and good light. What neps you want to germinate - higland ones? lowland?

Peter
By moof
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#71622
Intermediate ones? Just keep them in a place where they'll have a high humidity and lots of light, but make sure the temperatures won't get too big. Maybe you've got a terrarium?
By Daniel_G
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#71623
ive got a spare faunarium (its made of plastic) and i should ba able to kepp the humidity high in there. any other tips?
also what temp is ideal?
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