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By Hurrikale
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Hi, I just harvested some Drosera capillaris "long leaf" seeds recently and I sprinkled them on dead sphagnum moss with water tray below. After few days I don't see any roots or growth. I'm curious how long it usually takes for it to germinate? I know this wasn't necessary but I just wanted to make sure it is viable. Oh I forgot to mention that the flowers never opened (I'm certain). I will add a screenshot below to show the maximum limit of the flower.
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By Hurrikale
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Shadowtski wrote:4 - 6 weeks is usually how it takes for germination of Drosera seeds.
Can I put the seedlings in direct sunlight? Even before it germinates?

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By Shadowtski
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Hurrikale wrote:
Shadowtski wrote:4 - 6 weeks is usually how it takes for germination of Drosera seeds.
Can I put the seedlings in direct sunlight? Even before it germinates?

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Sure, sunlight and the warmth it brings might speed things up.
Take a look at your seeds under a good magnifying glass, 10X or better.
Compare them to the picture at ICPS seed image page for D. capillaris.
http://www.carnivorousplants.org/about/ ... SeedImages
If they're not viable, they will probably be smaller and anemic looking.
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By Hurrikale
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I still see no signs of germination, the seeds can be hardly seen too. I realized when I sprinkle them on sphagnum moss they become grey coloured. Today I harvested a Drosera indica seed pod and the amount of seeds are unexpectedly less. Some flowers even withered away without producing seeds. ImageImage

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By King Drosophyllum VI
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Seeds can take years to germinate for Drosera although it usually takes about a month. I have a D. rubrifolia and had a D. filiformis which germinated from seeds in a pot I originally bought 4 years before. Just wait and they will most likely germinate. I have some D capensis seeds which are taking a long time.

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