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By RL7836
Posts:  188
Joined:  Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 pm
#160790
These don't show up all that often on the forums - but they are around. Mach had a tuber giveaway on another forum a few months ago.

There's currently some seed in the ICPS seedbank:
- Drosera hookeri (D. peltata var. foliosa)
- Drosera menziesii ssp. menziesii
- Drosera auriculata
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Oooops - there's also a bunch in the secret-handshake-required donor-only list....

Drosera auriculata -- Howden, Tasmania
Drosera hookeri -- Orange/Red, Conara, Tasmania
Drosera hookeri --Brighton, Tasmania
Drosera macrantha -- Northern Heathland Form
Drosera macrantha -- Swamp Form
Drosera macrantha ssp. macrantha
Drosera menziesii ssp. menziesii

Best of luck in your quest.
By bananaman
Posts:  2059
Joined:  Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 am
#160801
Be forewarned:
The seeds of tuberous sundews are quite difficult to germinate.
They need a HOT stratification.
Also, if you have plants, you have to keep it between around 35 and 75 Fahrenheit.
If they get too cold, they die, and if they get too hot they go prematurely dormant, and can die while dormant.

You should join the ICPS.
It is AWESOME!
Anyway, good luck!


P.S. California Carnivores occasionally has some tuberous sundews (tubers, seeds, or even plants) so check there.
By pretty
Posts:  182
Joined:  Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:54 am
#160830
So if I end up getting seeds (fingers crossed) would the summer here be hot enough for the stratification? It stays WELL above 80-85 unless we're lucky. Last summer was 100+ days and 75+ nights sometimes 80 at night. Average humidity is 86%, usually WAY higher. Stratification over the end of summer, time it to germinate fall and have them over winter @ 70-75 degrees? I've been reading everything I find about cultivating tuberous, but there just doesn't seem to be a lot about it. I mean, I could just be looking in the wrong places. Now that I'm using the ICPS boards I have a feeling I'll find more info about them.

I don't think I'll have a problem with the dry dormancy over summer and wet growing 'winter' seasons.
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