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    seed coat problem?

    Hi. I have some purpurea seedlings and I have a small problem. Moat of the seed coats are holding the 2 leaves together and I think it might cause a problem when the 3rd and 4th pitchers arrive. (most of them are growing the first pair) I want to try and remove them but, I think I will kill the seedlings in the process. Is there any thing I should do?

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    Hey Ant,

    How old are the seedlings? Sounds like they recently germinated? Is it the cotyledons that you are referring to (the very first seed leaves)? If so, I wouldn't worry about it. They'll grow out of it eventually. I have a few sarr seeds that have just germinated indoors this winter and the seed husk will fall away eventually as the plant grows older. Nothing to worry about.

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    It has been at least a month since the radical emerged from the first seeds. And yes, I was referring to.

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    It won't make a difference in the long run. Nature has ways of working around things like this.
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    okay, thanks.

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    Yeah, you don't need to worry. That's about how long it took my seedlings to shed their seeds.
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    Some of the seedlings will break clear of the seeds, some will get stuck. Either way, the first proper pitchers always emerge fine.

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