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Thread: Is this a Mimosa seedling?

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    Larry,

    Can you tell us about the conditions you're keeping the seeds in? That must be your problem.

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    DE,
    The seeds are semi buried in a mix of sphagnum and perlite. I covered the tray with plastic wrap and poked some holes in it. Then I just left the tray outside, under the patio. I'm guessing it will take them a little longer since its still kind of cold. But my drosera seeds finally sprouted, so I hoping these will too.

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    Larry, remember that mimosa is NOT a carnivorous plant, so ordinary soil would probably work better, am I right? I used seed starter, which worked nicely, though a bit slowly. Sphagnum for starting seeds might be ok, though.

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    I think the CP mix you used for them is probably the problem, maybe they rotted. I've had plants die in the past by root rot in regular potting soil! My plants that germinated in 2 days were not even covered in a plastic bag, just sitting on my window in pots maybe 1/2" deep. These plants also like warmth, in the hot spots in philippines they're a weed growing everywhere! Nobody likes them, but it's funny how we want to grow them.

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    it is kinda ridiculous that we spend our time caring for, talking about, and striving to obtain plants that in other parts of the world are annoying weeds...

    do you think they collect dandelions or crab grass in the phillipines and spend their day talking about it in a forum?

    im going ot recommend to phil and jeff they start a crab grass forum...

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    Heck, there's one weed right here in Tallahassee, Florida that has a huge (for a small weed anyway, over 1") pink flower that I think is very pretty, so I uprooted one and potted it up on my windowsill, lol...

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    havron, I really envy the plants you have in the South...

    keep in mind that we grow Drosera capensis, which must be the prettiest weed there is!

    I have a weed here in MA with interesting large blue flowers, though the plant is otherwise nasty.

    Chris

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    I love blue. How large are the flowers? Wanna trade weeds? :cheesy:

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