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    Heliamphora seed viability?

    I was curious if Heliamphora seed store well, or are they best sowed right away?

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    Hello

    From my experience, it will be better if you sow your heli seeds right away.

    The germination % will dramatically decrease if you wait a couple months before sowing them.

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    That's what I was afraid of. I have an oppurtunity to get some seed, but its age is unknown.

    Thanks!

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    Give a try !

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    I probably will!

    Do they need to be stratified or can I plant them right away?

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    Heliamphora are tropical inhabitants of permanently wet areas, so as such there shouldn't be any stratification or other treatment needed, but a GA3 treatment of old seeds might help...
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    I have typically used a 250 ppm solution of GA3 for twelve hours with Heliamphora seed -- especially those of suspect age. It improved my germination rates by about 25% . . .
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    Great info! Thanks!

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