If you get fresh high quality burmanii seeds they sprout almost anywhere when you give them humidity and warm environment. I tried once they even sprouted on wet tissue. For me peat/SiO2 sand..... 50/50 mix works perfectly. Sometimes it just takes a little patience with the seeds but the results are worthwhile:-) Good luck!
I use peat/silica sand. Mine sprouted within 3-4 weeks under 4 T-12s about 5 inches above. RH was around 50-60% with a slight air circulation 24/7. At this rate I'll have plenty to send in a few weeks to those that werent so lucky as us : )
Sweet bunch of sprouts you have there ell.
The seeds of this species stay viable for quite a long time, andy gave me some over a year ago and I sowed them immediately, then I accidentally killed the seedlings, and a few months ago, one sprouted....in the same tray, same soil.it just flowered twice and is dying back as typical for this species after flowering. This species is one of the weeds of the drosera family, so be prepared lol.
I was just checking a pot of D. spatulata to see if I could capture a flower in bloom and I caught a glimpse of something that looked different, partially obscured from my view. Rotating the pot 90 degrees:
I have no idea how it got there.
wow, they look great guys!
klasac is right- if you feed them small bits of food when they are seedlings, they grow extremely fast.
Looks like French3z's have been fed. Nice macro, by the way.
You may find that D. burmannii will struggle to grow a bit when it is younger unless it is fed.
Thanks for the report!
Hey I made a little experiment and I think it is very appropriate for this discussion. I had some extra burmannii seedlings and I used them to show how much light matters to them! (Guess which one got the most intense light;-)) :
Very neat experiment! How were you able to give them different light regimes with them being so close to each other?
They were/are on the same light regime (16 hour period). The light intensity is simply a function of distance from the light source. To avoid the influence of heat, I used cold light.