User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Sarracenia seedlings

  1. #1
    ChronoKiento's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania z6
    Posts
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation

    Hello, my sarr seeds have finished stratifying in the fridge and I sowed one type and I was wondering what sarracenia seedlings looked like. Anyone have any pictures they could post? Also, I had originally set up the pot that I used for the sarr seeds, for darlingtonia seeds that I forgot that I used. So now I have sarracenia seeds in Long Fibered Sphagnum with a half inch of peat moss on top. Think they'll germinate?? Oh and how long does it take?
    Growlist
    I'm back?

  2. #2
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Laura posted pictures of her newly germinated Sarracenia seedlings. Gimme time and I'll find it for ya. From my experience, they often germinate with the seed coat still attached.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    menomonie
    Posts
    1,101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    when they first germinate, you'll just see two cotyledons. they're kind of strap shaped, maybe about 1/2 cm long. when the first leaves start growing, you'll know right away. they look just like tiny miniature pitchers. regardless of variety, they will all look the same for the first year or two. they kind of look like minor x psittacina pitchers at first. it'll be awhile before they start showing their true shape. i have some seedlings that sprouted in spring of 2003 that just now are starting to show their true characteristics. i hope to get some pics tomorrow perhaps, if i make it over to the greenhouse. i'm pretty excited, because they're the first crosses i ever did. kind of like seeing your kid take his first steps. the seeds that sprouted last spring are also starting to differentiate, but not to the degree of the '03 batch. one thing that really seems to work is fertilizing them. i bought one of those spray bottles from wal-mart (about 1 liter capacity), they're like $1, fill it up with DI water and include about 1/3 teaspoon of Miracid (available pretty much anywhere). then, just mist the seedlings every other week. you will want to wait a month or two after they germinate. anyway, the '03 batch, i didn't fertilize the first year. the '04 batch I did, and the '04 batch is much further along at 1 year old than the '03 batch was. also, if you can, you will want to grow them year round for at least the first two years. this also speeds up their growth. the '03 batch spent their first winter outside in VA Beach. despite several dips below freezing (including a few nights down to about 18F) they survived, although they didn't really grow at all. the '04 batch spent their first winter in a greenhouse and that really sped them up. they didn't stop growing at all.

    good luck - i hope they all grow well for you.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Check out this thread: Seedlings
    Alexis Vallance, U.K.
    Plant gallery
    Grow list

  5. #5
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin/ib...ST;f=8;t=16197

    Not as good of a picture, but the same idea.

  6. #6
    ChronoKiento's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania z6
    Posts
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool, I hope mine germinate soon. So I can watch them grow. I'd happily keep them out of dormancy for 2 years, then I don't have to worry about them not making it. By the way, I have them in my 65-70 degrees terrarium. Will they germinate in that kind of temperature?
    Growlist
    I'm back?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They'll germinate fine with that setup.
    Alexis Vallance, U.K.
    Plant gallery
    Grow list

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •