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    Woot looking great!! Trying my hand with Roridula now also. Did you do anything special to the seed prior to planting?
    I just planted some R. dentata seed in a sandy peat mix with a little chunky perlite and tiny bit of vermiculite. I have the pot sitting in a little tray of water and one of my 23w cfl spotlights about 6" from the pot to give them strong light and heat during the day when the light is on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
    Woot looking great!! Trying my hand with Roridula now also. Did you do anything special to the seed prior to planting?
    Thanks Tony,

    Some growers will scarify the seeds, soak the seeds in GA3, and some will soak their seeds with a smoke disk.

    I've even heard of some that placed bits of dried grass or dead leaves on top of the soil media and set it ablaze with a match.

    When i sowed my seeds, i did none of the above, but i did make sure that the seedling flat got down to at least 8-10C during the night.

    Good luck with your seeds!

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    Looking good! Forgive my ignorance, but couldn't you just remove the seed cap at this point?

    I got my R. dentata seeds and planted them in a medium similar to Tony's. I did a light scarification on them, then placed them on the surface of the pot. I put some dried papyrus leaves I had lying around on top and burned them. I'm keeping the soil slightly damp, and it's on my growrack under lights, more or less at room temperature (75-80 day, 60-65 night). It's only been about 5 days, but I'll update if I get any germination.

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    I have enough seeds so I decided I am going to try a couple different methods with 4 seeds in each.
    One pot untouched other than simply sowing in the mix. One pot with scarified seed then soaked in water over night and sown, once sown I will make some smokewater and water pour a little over the seeds.

    Guess we will see what happens!

    Any idea on when I might start to see germination of all goes well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pills23 View Post
    Looking good! Forgive my ignorance, but couldn't you just remove the seed cap at this point?
    Pills23, i tried to dislodge that seed case using a toothpick on a few occasions, but decided to just leave it in place, to avoid damaging the seedling.

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    Any idea on when I might start to see germination of all goes well?
    Tony, i sowed the R. gorgonias seeds on Nov. 14 and germination started to take place about three weeks later.

    Here is another seedling, showing some progress, but still taking its time to shed another one of those very reluctant seedcaps.



    And another update on the previous seedling, coming along now, but still not willing to release its seed cap.



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    great thread and great pics. inspiring me to perhaps try my luck at them someday
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    Here's an update on my African bug plant.



    And a bit of a close-up to hopefully show some of the resin on this plant.



    It's nowhere as dewy as a well grown sundew, but what it lacks in dewiness, it more than makes up for with the sheer adhesive strength of its resin.

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    It has grown a bit since i last updated in July.



    Tried fertilizing this plant a few days ago, so will have to see how that turns out.




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