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    Hello everyone again,

    My Byblis which I grew from seeds last Aug (I think) have now started to flower!

    First flowers in Jan:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/ttscps/images/Byblis.jpg[/img]

    Now (Feb 04):
    [img]http://home.**********.com/ttscps/images/Byblis2.jpg[/img]

    I currently have some seeds, but I keep missing them cos the seed pods always always open up before I expect them to, hence the seeds are alwats scattered on the floor.

    I will be offering Byblis seeds if the 2nd crop of my seeds grow. As these are annuals, I'd like to make sure that I have a crop of Byblis before I start giving seeds away. So, stay tuned in about 6 mths' time! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Good looking Byblis liniflora, what is the growing condition?

    JK

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    It's grown in full sun. Well, actually, the sun shines in at an angle. I keep it on the tray system, but let the water dry up before replenishing it.

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    nice pics,isw that a pot full of D.intermedia to the side?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    Wheee!!! That's great work, ebeyonder! Now we all know byblis is not as "stubborn" as d.capensis. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Anyway, it's good you keep a log of what's the media and its growing conditions (like hours of direct/indirect sunlight, type of water, direction its facing, ground level or high-rise etc). One day, you will be able to publish an article about growing byblis in Singapore successfully!!! And maybe bring in tons of plants...and make lots of $$$. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Btw, you could place your pot in a huge plastic bag (white is best) with its sides folded down to collect any falling seeds...unless they are flung like half a mentre away... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Heh... I have no idea where the seeds end up... anyway I had to try 3 times over 3 batches of seeds before they eventually germinated. Got 1 batch from Andy from the UK... cost me quite a bit, think it was 3 pounds for 5-6 seeds?! None germinated. Then got another batch free from CPUK forum grower, no results too. The key, I think, is to put the seeds out in the sun to bake in a pot with a plastic cover to keep the moisture in. But of the 2 pots I left in the sun to bake, only one (peat/sand mix) had the seeds germinate; the other with moist LFS failed to have any seeds germinate. So it's still quite a mystery to me. And that is why I need to ensure my 2nd crop of Byblis takes off (have pots baking in the sun now) before offering free seeds of this wonderful species.

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    If anyone intersted in Byblis liniflora seeds to swap I had some fresh ones (nearly 100% germitation).
    Arie
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    Arie, can u share ur conditions to achieve 100% germination?

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