Hi. It's been a while, and my cobra lily seeds have begun to germinate.
Last week, I had seven new seedlings germinating. This week, I have only 2, which by the way are extremely healthy looking and growing like little mad things. They are both green, and have just fully escaped from their seed cases, but I'm wanting to know what happened to my other 5?
Is it normal for them all to die off, and if not, what caused it?
How come none of my other cobra seeds (they were all stratified for 4 weeks in the fridge with some wet media) other than the first seven, have germinated? I would've thought that some more would begin to grow in the week after the first few?
Also, a few of the seeds are turning black, and obviously being dead, I'm getting rid of them as they appear. Is it normal for some of the seeds to start turning black and dying, or should none of them be doing this? About ten of them have done it so far, and there seem to be more every week.
Also, I noticed a little mold, which apparently is Botrytis, growing on some of the seeds, and someone told me to water them with a bleach solution, but I was too scared of doing it in case it harmed the plants. Should I do this? If so how much bleach to water? Should I soak the whole of the surface soil? Do I need to repeat it once a week or something? Are there any other cure's for this mold? Would copper oxychloride work, and if so how do I use it?
The container the darlingtonia seedlings are in is semi-covered by some plastic cling-wrap,for humidity, but it's not fully covered because there were huge drops of water forming on the indisde, and we were afraid it wasn't good for the seedlings. Should I put the gladwrap back fully over the container?
How should I be caring for the young seed/seedlings? How much water/light/temperatures/humidity?