Fishman wrote:Bleach and/or hot water is NOT neccessary to aid in the germination of ANY Byblis species. I do not reccomend using bleach on any of the seeds. We once thought this to help, but it makes no real noticeable difference and is not worth the hassle. Simply sow them and give it time. It can take anywhere from three days to two or three months, depending. If you want to use a little gibberellic acid, that would be the safest, most reliable method but even that is unnecessary really for sowing Byblis liniflora. I reccomend treating the perennial species, and a couple of the other annuals with GA3, but Byblis aquatica and liniflora do not neccesarily need it to germinate.
For the perennial species, what concentration of GA3 do you recommend using and how long should the seeds soak for?
I treated byblia guehoi seeds in ~200 ppm GA3 for 48 hours about 1.5-2 months ago and am unsure if I did it properly. Still no sign of germination.
Another question: what media should byblis seeds be sown on?
For perennial species, 600-1000 PPM for 120 HRS.
For annual species, 200-500 PPM for 24-36 HRS works nicely, and will yield positive results.
Those are the recorded ranges that I have tested at and they have all produced very nice results over the years.
My choice of medium can vary a little for the annuals, but usually I go with a 1:1 peat:sand or lfs:sand mix, they both work well. For perennial species I use a 3:2:1 perlite, lime-free sand, and peat moss mix.