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    Just got a gift....

    From my friend, a Sarracenia Purpurea, a Sarracenia Leucophylla, and a Darlingtonia californica.... SEEDS!!!
    now i have a seed starter(jiffy) the one with the heat pad, water circulation, and 100Watts(23 watts) compact flourescent light table lamp(those clip on one ) anyways, how do i do this? can i do what it says in the guide in the sticky? darlingtonia's different..... what should i do? i heard purpurea have very low germination rate, is this true? can anyone help me?

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    Stratify four weeks for the S. leucophylla and Darlingtonia. Six weeks for the S. purpurea.

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...01/ai_n8802973
    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/see...dgermguide.htm

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    so can i stick moist pure canadian sphagnum peat in a small ziploc bag and dump the seed around the sphagnum peat moss, and put it in the humidity retainer in my fridge?

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    If you're going to stratify them in bags only peat moss is probably the worst thing to use. It's very difficult to control the amount of dampness in peat, its difficult to see the seeds etc. A few pinches of chopped live Sphagnum or LFS are best. Or in a folded of paper towel.

    If you want to use peat moss it's probably best just to put some in a pot or a small cup, wet it and press out much of the water to the point where you have to press down lightly to get any water out. Sprinkle your seeds on top, mist lightly and bag the pot/cup.

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    i'll do the folded paper towel, but can i sow it on peat after the stratification?
    i cant get any live sphagnum.
    is this good, s.purpurea,s.leucophylla seed in a damp paper towel(downy) fold the towel in half(to cover the seed). stick in fridge for 4 week, take it out and put it on pure peat and maybe alittle perlite. 24/7 lighting on heat pad in a mini terrarium dome(very little air circulation....)same thing for cobralily but 6 week instead of 4....

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    Some people moisten a paper towel and place the seeds inside and then the fridge for ~6 weeks. Some do that and apply a fungicide. One of our moderators puts the seeds in water and turns it into a seedsicle. I had success by placing seeds in a sealed cebtrifuge tube of water and keeping them in my cold attic. This year I have them in bubblegum containers in the fridge. The bottom line is cold and wet for about a month and a half.

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    i just put it on moist paper towel, and stick em in a plastic food container that my mom doesnt use anymore, and stick it in the humidity control crisper on the bottom of the fridge. now i gotta wait 4-6 more week... yay,

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    Quote Originally Posted by upper View Post
    now i gotta wait 4-6 more week... yay,
    Plenty of time to read up on germination and seedlings.

    xvart.
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