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    Well-the wait is finally over(4 weeks went pretty fast if you just forget the seeds exist). And they are out of the fridge and are getting light and warmth-when should I expect sprouts?
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    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

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    it can vary. i wouldn't expect anything for at least a couple of weeks. could be as many as 4-5 weeks. i'm assuming they're sarracenia seeds?

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    Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa to be exact.
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    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    In my experience (although I've never sprouted purpurea (only flava, rubra, alata, oreo, leuco)) they take about 10 days to start sprouting.

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    Usually about 25 for me.
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    hmmmmmm, I have just taken out a pot full of mixed S.alata forms, its only my second Sarr germinating experience, I have germinated S.purpurea subsp. venosa before, it took about 10-14 days, maybe a bit longer.
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    Hmmm...will the seeds show any sign of sprouting? Quite a few are just laying on the surface-should I lightly cover them with peat?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    No. Don't cover them with peat. Just leave them alone and let them do what they do best---sprout! Sarracenia seed can take as long as six to eight weeks to sprout, but can definitely sprout sooner than that.



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