Erm... have any of the D.intermedia seeds from my plant germinated for any of you? Strangely, none of those I sowed have!! Not enough warmth? Not ripe? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
eBeyonder, I don't know about anyone else, but none of them germinated for me. I'm not sure why...
Yes it is quite puzzling. Last time it took 4 weeks but certainly not this long. This time round I waited until the seed pods crack open to harvest the seeds. Last time I simply used a toothpick to split the pods open. I'm wondering if the extended period the seeds were exposed to the elements (esp the heavy rains we've been having) caused them to spoil or something.
Hi, can I also find out from those who got my d. intermedia seeds, have they germinated?
i planted about 40 and 5 germinated
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Hi, I planted both sets of seeds from the 2 kind donors, Jalan Kayu and ebeyonder, and I have to admit I didn't have much luck from either. I keep looking but can't see much action. Possibly 1 or 2 only but at the moment they are so small it could be a 'weed'.
On a different note:---
I just saw an advertisement in the straits times today, I think the ASIA section page A16 for a garden centre sale. One of the plants advertised was the pitcher plant Usual price $28, now less 70%!!. It works out to be around $10 I think if my mental sums are corrrect. There are also other plants like bromeliads etc, also 70% off.I'm telling you all this because you are my friends but I'm scared you will have bought all the plants by the time I go at the weekend!! All I ask is that you leave me at least 1 bromeliad and 1 pitcher plant!
The nursery is called the SINFLORA FLOWER AND PLANT CENTRE at 1 seletar west farmway1,(near Jalan Kayu) www.sinflora.com tel.64831133
If you are going there especially for the pitcher plant maybe you should phone first since I have no idea how many they have.
Good luck and happy growing, Neil.
A 'pitcher gallery' is where the art is drawn by Mother Nature and a 'pitcher says a thousand words'.
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For me, best germination rate was with jalan kayu's...with at least 10-15 germinated. Cool! I was so surprised they germinated in a week! So far, the seedlings are really hardly. I've transferred them from peat/sand to live sphagnum to peat/sand again but I've not lost a single plant! Then why 10-15 germinated? Hehe, I mixed them up with my spatulata seedlings...won't find out until they grow up a bit more.
Zero still with ebeyonder's...Should we consider giving them some kind of treatment? Cold/hot stratification? GAA?
Anyway, my first aliciae only started germinating after 2 months plus and the rest germinated like one or two every week. Tuberous sundews may take up to a year or more which means ebeyonder's seeds still have a chance at becoming weeds.
Don't give up...I was motivated by my aliciae. Slow and steady, but surely. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
So strange. eBeyonder and Jln Kayu, are your intermedias the same species?
And neil, don't worry, I won't have time to go shopping this weekend...exams! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
As far as I know, mine is a tropical form. Indeed, some seeds did germinate the last time I sowed them without any special treatment.
Having said that, after my exams, I will try the following growing conditions to see what works best:
1. Startify seeds for 4 weeks
2. Put pot with seeds in full sun, covered with plastic
3. Same as 2, except in shade.
My d.aliciae has germinated but all have died! They just turned brown!! I have had best growing rates from D.dielsiana, D.nidiformis (sp?), D.spah and one Cuban ssp.
Hi all Singaporean CPer,
May be by mid Dec. I could spare some D. intermedia for trade (for those who have Drosera to spare) or for free for those who have nothing to trade. 6 portions of 2 plants (2~3 months old) each, should be available by then. Post here & PM me if you are interested