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    Darlingtonia germination!

    Seeds were sown 2/18/07, stratified in pinches of live Sphagnum moss, sown on LFS/perlite mix.

    Several Darlingtonia californica seeds have sprouted including 1 or 2 of the 'Othello' cultivar (anthocyanin-free form).

    I have another batch of 'Othello' stratifying (only 6 in the first batch), about another week to go.
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    Good growing! I"ve attempted germination a couple of times and git only one seedling. How did you stratify them?

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    I stratified them in a few pinches of finely chopped damp live sphagnum moss in plastic bags. I might have had a little bit too much water because a couple of the 'Othello' seeds turned blackish after I sowed them.

    I just spread the chopped sphagnum and seeds on top of LFS/perlite mix and put those pots into plastic bags. Pots & bags are in a seed tray with tall humidity dome (to better control temps). I just placed a heating pad under the tray a few days ago after Bugweed revealed his secrets. This all gets indirect western exposure sunlight near a bright windowsill but I added lights over it at the same time as the pad.
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    WOOO HOOOO.
    I am so excited.
    I have Othella's sprouting also. they are too small to count how many made it. I planted them on 3/10/07 after 4 weeks stratification.
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    Are those 'Othello' x ? or 'Othello' x 'Othello'? Barry sent out batches of both and is interested in any reports of redness particularly in the 'Othello' x 'Othello'

    Unfortunately only one of the 'O' x 'O' seeds I have sprouted. I had just sown a batch of 'O' x ? a week and a half ago. I can't wait to see if any of those germinate too.

    My regular Darlingtonia sprouts have gotten to about 0.5 inches tall and some still haven't shed the seed coat.
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    Well some of each are sprouting.
    okay, this is the first day that I noticed them. they may have been out for a couple of days. Guess i have reached critical mass as far as plants are concerned .
    Lois
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    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


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    I just looked at my 'Othello' x ? pot and some have sprouted. From the looks of them it may have been a couple days ago. I haven't been checking it daily because I wasn't expecting them to sprout so soon!
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    Well, both "othellas' have germinated before the other darlingtonia seeds that I planted at the same time.
    The other seeds from Oregon, near Gasquet in CA and my own seeds are jest sitting there.
    Lois
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


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