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By Frothy_Milk
Posts:  283
Joined:  Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:39 pm
#293647
Hello,

Would it not be recommended for a "new" cp owner to grow from seed? I have been growing some VFT, sarracenia, and drosera for a couple months now. I would like to grow some tropical Drosera from seed. I am up for the challenge, but would like to know if it requires a bit more experience.


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By Wikiwakawakawee
Posts:  688
Joined:  Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:30 pm
#293652
I think you should be fine yo, even if you don't succeed on your first try, you'll know what to do next time you give it a tryImage I'd start off with some easy species like drosera capensis (I'm actually growing my first ones right now!)

It's pretty neat seeing them grow from a tiny spec to the wonderful plants they are.ImageImage

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By erikHIplants
Posts:  406
Joined:  Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:03 am
#293654
Tropical drosera can be relatively easy to grow from seed. I would recommend capensis, spatulata, burmanii (probably my favorite) to grow from seed. My first ever experience with cps was germinating spatulata from seed. Just my two cents
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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#293659
Frothy_Milk wrote:Hello,

Would it not be recommended for a "new" cp owner to grow from seed? I have been growing some VFT, sarracenia, and drosera for a couple months now. I would like to grow some tropical Drosera from seed. I am up for the challenge, but would like to know if it requires a bit more experience.


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If you want seed, get it from the FTC Seedbank. There's no charge.

The FlyTrap Care Community Seedbank is a project that allows Forum members to get CP seed for the price of two postage stamps. You request a species of seed. You send in an SASE. You get seed back in the return envelope.It is run by volunteers. The seed comes from members donations. It's run on a "Pay It Forward" principle. Today you receive seed from the seedbank; someday when you have extra, you donate some of that excess seed to the seedbank for other people to request.

Click on the seedbank link in my signature for more information.

Good growing,
Mike
By Frothy_Milk
Posts:  283
Joined:  Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:39 pm
#293660
Shadowtski wrote:
Frothy_Milk wrote:Hello,

Would it not be recommended for a "new" cp owner to grow from seed? I have been growing some VFT, sarracenia, and drosera for a couple months now. I would like to grow some tropical Drosera from seed. I am up for the challenge, but would like to know if it requires a bit more experience.


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If you want seed, get it from the FTC Seedbank. There's no charge.

The FlyTrap Care Community Seedbank is a project that allows Forum members to get CP seed for the price of two postage stamps. You request a species of seed. You send in an SASE. You get seed back in the return envelope.It is run by volunteers. The seed comes from members donations. It's run on a "Pay It Forward" principle. Today you receive seed from the seedbank; someday when you have extra, you donate some of that excess seed to the seedbank for other people to request.

Click on the seedbank link in my signature for more information.

Good growing,
Mike
What is an SASE?


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By Wikiwakawakawee
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Joined:  Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:30 pm
#293661
I think it explains it on the FTC seedbank

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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#293665
TLDR version:
SASE (Self - Addressed - Stamped - Envelope)

Get two envelopes. Put a stamp on each of them.
Address one to yourself. Put it inside the other.
Address the outer envelope to me. Mail it.

When it arrives at my house, I open it, put the seeds in the inner envelope, and mail that one back to you.

Good growing,
Mike
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By nimbulan
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Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
#293673
Growing subtropical sundews from seed is generally easy, but it's a slow process and you need to make sure your soil is very clean so the tiny seedlings don't get smothered by algae, cyanobacteria, or other junk growing on the surface. The seedlings won't be nearly as resilient as mature plants either to missed waterings or other mistakes.

If you think you can take care of those problems, go for it. Soon enough, you'll have more plants than you know what to do with.

Maybe Drosera capillaris 'Long Arm'?

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