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    Hi,
    That is NOT the best place for Sarracenia seeds; 1st when were the seeds harvested? 2: Have you a cold or cool greenhouse? 3: If the seeds were old, what about stratification?

    Sarracenenias are not tropical! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    nope no cool green house they all grow out side.the problem i had before with my sarras was the sun fried them, they flourished during the colder months that i had them, in dirrect sun light but as smmer came full force manny of them died. From what i was told by tomuch sun. so where they are now it is really briight all day with dirrect sunlight in the later day but this is much weaker sun light.the seeds were stratified, they were stratfied on damp long fiberd sphagnum for 1-1 1/2months. they are dirrectly beside some of my tropical sundews which have a good red colloration, so the light is bright. my nepenthes are right beside that. keeping them any cooler is impossible, but like i said i live in central florida they grow about 3hrs drive from me in the wild it cant be that much cooler there, can it?


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    The key is where you are is to grow them outside. I would stick your pot outside in semi shade in a sheltered spot with something to prevent direct rainfall landing on it. Sarras are no problem outside in direct sun as long as you can aclimatise them.This will mean you have the added advantage of ventilation then!
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    Thats where it is,in semi shade in grow trays with plastic coverings to block the rain. The man i got them from lives farther down south past tampa so the mother plant lived in a very warm bright enviroment so they should be pretty well adjusted, at least i hope. The seeds were all large healthy looking seeds so i hope that their really is no problem. I have only planted sarra seeds 1 time before but those were purchased from a dealer and i did nothave as many, only 2 flavas sprouted from those batches.


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    I would keep them there, except for removing the plastic covering and erect some kind of "clear umbrella" to protect the emerging seedlings. The light levels and certainly the humidity levels where you are are fine (I was in Florida at the end of July, very hot!&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    thanks abunch, ill see what i can do on that unbrella thing ill. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    must agree with mike,

    sounds like an air movement problem to me. Peat that is kept damp and enclosed is a gimme for fungus and unfortunately they will attack seed when they can. I germinate my sarra seed in a small prop house with a clear plastic cover. I leave the front door open and cover the whole structure with 50% shade cloth. I use 140mm (6") pots filled with straight sphagnum peat that has not been sterilized or treated with fungicide. each pot is placed in a suitable sized ice-cream container that is kept full of water at all times. Germination usually takes about 1-2 weeks with a few straglers around 3-4 weeks. all of my seed is stratified for a minimum of 3 months in my home refigerator and i keep the seed in standard postal envelopes in the fridge (not enough room for food and pots). I average 85% germination rate and 0% fungal attacks even in the most humid conditions. if you want more details on the prop house send me your email address and ill send you the stats.

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