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    Already pm'd ya on that one pal.

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    Not too much to update on, mainly because these seedcoats seem to stay on a while...



    ...but it definitely looks like something is trying to get itself out of there...

    dvg

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    Congratulations!

    I grew this plant for 2 years. I never quite mastered it. I successfully kept it alive through multiple flowerings and I even got a few seeds after a successful self pollination. Ultimately it died to some mismanagement on my part. I kept having to change its home breaking the consistent conditions it was used to.

    Good luck! One day I will grow roridula again.

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    Looking good! How did you germinate these? I may be getting some seeds soon (R dentata).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPBlake View Post
    Congratulations!

    I grew this plant for 2 years. I never quite mastered it. I successfully kept it alive through multiple flowerings and I even got a few seeds after a successful self pollination. Ultimately it died to some mismanagement on my part. I kept having to change its home breaking the consistent conditions it was used to.

    Good luck! One day I will grow roridula again.
    Thanks CPBlake, i'd say that growing Roridula for 2 years is an achievement.

    And getting your own seeds from that successful pollination attempt was a nice bonus.

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    Looking good! How did you germinate these? I may be getting some seeds soon (R dentata).
    Thanks, Pills23, i germinated these seedling in damp sand with a bit of peat in the mix.



    I am surprised how the seed caps stubbornly cling to these seedlings.

    Here's a pic of this seedling taken on Jan. 14...



    ...and here is a shot from today.



    Gotta love this plant's tenacity for working around and through an obstacle.

    dvg

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    Thanks for the tips. Wow, they're taking their sweet time, huh?
    What kind of temps are you keeping them at?

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    Pills23, i'm growing these at room temperature on the floor, but there is a cool breeze wafting across them from the root cellar/cool room and that could be contributing to their slowness.

    The seed cap is still stubbornly holding on, but the main stem has managed to get out from between the cotyledon leaves and now just has to pull some of its leaves free to continue growing onward and upward.



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    It doesn't look like this seedling will be completely shedding its seed casing.

    The main growing point has gotten itself free and is moving on...

    A look at the seedling from Feb. 11.



    And another shot of it from today.



    dvg

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