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Thread: Growing Sarrs from seed (First Attempt!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred P View Post
    By growing them indoors, you can control everything....photo period, water, humidity and temperature. But most of all with sarrs, you control the dormancy (or lack thereof). By skipping dormancy the first year or two, you can double and triple the size of the plant by growing under lights. Then, by bringing them outside at the right time in spring, they never miss a beat. As far as "prey", they really don't need it early on especially since I fertilize mine on a regular basis. It makes a huge difference.
    Same here in Maui. One would think we are warm, bright and sunny, but the seedlings go dormant come fall and every thing grinds to a halt. Not all temperature based, see lots of evidence based on daylength. Hit long days of summer and transition to fall everyone starts going dormant. Found I can sow in fall after seeds are collected. Grow for one year then out the next spring. Get two or so growing seasons in one years time that way. Also using a timed release fertilize placed under the soil surface I can feed them and grow them out nicely, but will typically do that after the first transplant but still keep them inside.

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    Question! What do the seedlings look like when they go dormant?

    Since I will be growing my seedlings outdoors that will be one of the things I have to worry/know about.

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    They just stop growing and maintain a state of suspended animation. Some pitchers will gradually go brown over the winter. They won't grow phyllodia, like some adult species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    They just stop growing and maintain a state of suspended animation. Some pitchers will gradually go brown over the winter. They won't grow phyllodia, like some adult species.
    Thank you very much!

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    what is the max temp for stratification?
    So many plants...so little time

    My grow list:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ody-s-Growlist

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    **UPDATE**UPDATE**

    Here is the breakdown of the timeline:

    Strat Dates: 1/29 - 2/26
    Seeds Sown: 2/26
    First Germination: 3/11
    Seedling Age Since Germination: 32 days

    What we see today:

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    Teaser Ceph:

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    Sweet!!! Congrats!

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    Aw cuteness! Congrats on the babies!

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