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  1. DJ57

    PNW Drosophyllum germinating outside in cool temps and low light

    I was moving plants around outside last Saturday in preparation for freezing weather coming our way when I discovered Drosophyllum seedlings had very recently sprouted in a couple gallon nursery pots despite some pretty cold temps here recently (low 40’s day/low 30’s overnight). The media is...
  2. raycer491

    Germinating Pygmy Seeds

    Hey all, after a brief search through the forum records I could find scant information and no details about germinating conditions for pygmy seeds. I am trying to germinate a slightly alpine form of Drosera pygmaea called "Mt. Bold Red". I tried sowing some seeds under T-8 lights with a 12...
  3. Doomsday

    Drosophyllum lusitanicum: Tissue Culture Follow-Along

    Hey guys, I've been doing a lot of sterile culture work lately, and thought it might be fun to share some of the projects with you guys, as they unfold. If there's enough interest, I'll try to do some more of these "Follow-Along" threads for various species. So lets get started, shall we...
  4. S

    What's your homemade strategy for germinating Drosera seeds in winter?

    I have some Drosera capensis seeds that I want to germinate. However, winter is soon upon us and indoor temps will be as low as 60 degrees f (~15c) in the growing room. I stuck an old adhesive reptile heating pad to the bottom of one of those disposal foil lasagna baking dishes, so now I have a...
  5. Benurmanii

    Pinguicula chilensis seeds

    I've recently harvested quite a few P. chilensis seeds. These are pretty darn fresh, the last batch I harvested 7 days ago, and the most recent batch I harvested about 2 days ago. In my experience, these are a very easy species to germinate, much like lusitanica. If you're interested in trading...
  6. N

    For Pokie22

    A huge thank you to Jennifer for your knowledge and expertise on how to coax ceph seeds to germinate. :hail: :hail: One has finally sprouted and 3 more are slowly behind it! Little bugger is so tiny I didn't even notice it when it first popped it's head up. Sorry for the lousy pic, the more I...
  7. K

    First Spatulata Flower! kinda

    WELL its been a few weeks since i've had my Spatulata, it came to me with a slow growing flower stalk which i cut. maybe a week later another grew, which i cut, trying to leave its energy for getting used to its new home😄 BUT, 2-3 weeks later, the beginning of a new stalk! should i allow it to...
  8. Shadowtski

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 2

    I tried to germinate CP seeds in test tubes filled with distilled water, using a magnifying glass to easily see when they started to germinate and sprout a root and leaves. I tried tropical and subtropical species, mostly Drosera. I wrote that up a few months ago as CP Water Germination...
  9. curtisconners

    Tillandsia seed germination.

    I took a trip to a nearby nursery today and found several tillandsia forming flower stalks :-O I took one home of course. Hopefully the flower will produce seed. What is the best way to pollinate tillandsia flowers and germinate their seeds?
  10. A

    Update on my sarracenia sowing experiment

    So I started a little experiment on sowing sarracenia seeds around mid March. And now I think it's time to see the result I got. Species: Sarracenia leucophylla Time seeds harvested: mid-late Feb. Group 1: No stratification, sowed on sphagnum moss and perlite mix, kept in sealed bag. Germination...
  11. D

    Unexpected Nepenthes Germination

    I don't know what got into my head that day, but I decided to order a mix some Nepenthes seeds from eBay in January. I received them about 3 weeks later. When I got them, I knew there was no way they could still be viable. I sowed them anyway. I sowed almost all of the seeds on chopped LFS and...
  12. nimbulan

    Nimbulan's picture thread

    I suppose it's about time so I'll start with some recent pictures. Quite a few actually. Plants waking up outdoors. Some native Oregon sphagnum I'm growing with the outdoor plants, covered with netting to discourage those pesky birds. My crazy S. "Daina's Delight" growing more than 100...
  13. Shadowtski

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1

    CP Water Germination Experiment Phase 1 tropical & subtropical species, mostly Drosera No stratification When I decided to restart my CP collection I had some seeds stored in my refrigerator for up to 17 years. Some were from the ICPS seedbank and some were from my old collection in the mid to...
  14. Shadowtski

    Shadowtski's Grow List

    Mike's Grow List and Wish List 06/03/2017 Extra 2016 Seed for Trade or Giveaway Byblis liniflora (Limited Quantity) Drosera aliciae (Limited Quantity) Drosera binata "Coromandel NZ" (Small Red T Form) Drosera burmannii "Green" Drosera capensis "Alba" Drosera capensis "Giant" x Self Drosera...
  15. Shadowtski

    Hello from Milwaukee, WI

    Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USDA Zone 5B My name is Mike and I'm returning to my love of growing C.P. after too many years of letting life get in the way. I've been growing for a year now after not growing for about 15 years. My favorites are the subtropical Drosera. I'm rebuilding my...
  16. R

    Leaf pulling methods?

    Hey so I just got some leaf pullings and some are resting on a bed of sand and peat while I have some in a zip lock baggie on a damp paper towel. If anyone has any insights as to which method works best it would help me a lot. I'm trying my hardest not to touch them. Three are of the leaves...
  17. Brolloks

    GA3 or Smoke Discs?

    Hi all, I have got some Roridula and Byblis seeds which I have been itching to see if I can get to germinate. Now for seed treatment, I have got both GA3 and Smoke Discs but which would work better? Regards
  18. curtisconners

    Fly traps from seed

    I was thinking about harvesting some seeds from my vft's this year and growing the seeds. What is the best way to get them to germinate? Should I put them in full sun or the shade? Would they do well planted in a small pot with a water tray? Thanks in advance for your help.
  19. Morke

    N. ampullaria germination time?

    Hi guys. N. ampullaria is one of my favorites plants but sadly, I can't get it to germinate. I've bought seeds from different sellers on ebay with no luck. I was wondering, what's the normal germination time for ampullaria? For example: I recieved rafflesiana and ampullaria seeds the 3 of...
  20. Satanas

    Mimosa pudica

    I have tons of these! I didn't think this many would germinate out of the 100 or so seeds I got. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/132211299@N05/23612443684" title="mimosa pudica"><img src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1719/23612443684_b7e1d9493a_z.jpg"...