unicorn775 wrote:but I skipped stratification with Fly Traps and they still popped within 2-3 weeks.
That is because VFT seeds don't need stratification at all!
Just wondering, where are you getting the info that VFT seeds need stratification from???? or are you just assuming?
Just curious because have seen quite a few people talking about putting VFT seeds in the fridge and some that did, I just laught because it is not true.
Two things could be happening, either there's a bad source saying that VFT seeds need stratification or people aren't doing the right research about the plants they have(not trying to judge anyone, I am just curious what makes you think they need stratification or the source where you read this from)
I think the info comes mostly from the flytrap seeds you can buy at giftshops or superstores and even food stores in the vending machines inside of a plastic egg, on the instructions it says to put them in the fridge for 3 weeks
I think it may be because of outdated information, seeing as if the theory were never tested it would be easy to think Dionaea muscipula seeds would need cold stratification seeing as pretty much every CP that needs a cold dormancy to live also needs cold stratification
Like North American pitchers, and north American temperate drosera, it's actually quite odd that Dionaea muscipula doesnt need cold stratification. Dionaea muscipula only comes from North and South Carolina (not a wide range of territory if you think about it), and those states have pretty mild winters so it kinda makes sense that it adapted to have its own characteristics regarding the mild winters of its area.... maybe its so it can readily seed through the winters that aren't so chilly, idk... and I wonder if any wild sarracenia from the same area also don't need cold stratification to sprout seeds,.... would be interesting to know