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    Here are the steps to how I pollinate my B. liniflora. By self-pollinating, you get about twice as many seeds as normal from B. liniflora.

    1.First, I wait for a flower to fully open.
    2.Then,I take a toothpick and color it black with a permanent marker .
    3.Wait a minute or two for the toothpick to dry.
    4.Next, take the black colored end and brush it up and down over the yellow things.
    5.Pollen will now release and you will see yellow spacks everywhere on the purple/lilac petals.
    6.Use the black end of the toothpick to gather all of the pollen that has fallen onto the petals.
    7.Finally,brush the pollen onto the hairy purple thing that is near the yellow things.
    8. If you were successful, the petals should die in 1-3 days and the seed pod will begin to swell. The seeds pod takes about 2-4 weeks to ripen. It is ready when the pod is brown and is bulging alot. This is how I have successfully hand-pollinate all of my *B. liniflora flowers. I normally get about 25-50 seeds per flower.

    Here is a picture of a flower from bestcarnivorousplants.com.
    http://www.bestcarnivorousplants.com/CP_Phot...._03.jpg
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    I will copy that process so I can refer to it later (that is if I can talk someone into giving me seed again). What I need is a sure fire process for getting the seed to germinate. A generous member gave me some B. liniflora seed this past summer but I could not get a single one to grow.

    What is your process for germination? I followed the advice from the Savage Garden and I got nothing!




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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (cphog @ Nov. 20 2005,1:26)]I will copy that process so I can refer to it later (that is if I can talk someone into giving me seed again). What I need is a sure fire process for getting the seed to germinate. A generous member gave me some B.liniflora seed this past summer but I could not get a single one to grow.

    What is your process for germination? I followed the advice from the Savage Garden and I got nothing!
    I sow the seed on equal parts peat;perlite;and lfs. I then cover the pot with plastic wrap and put it .5inches away from my fluorescent grow light. Germination usually takes 1-4 weeks with fresh seed.
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    Excellent!!!!!!! Worthy of being pinned.

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    How much seed does a pod normally contain without doing self-pollination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PiranhaPlant @ Nov. 20 2005,6:35)]How much seed does a pod normally contain without doing self-pollination?
    Normally 10 seeds at the most.
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    I'll have to remember to come back to this excellent thread when (and if!) my Byblis seedlings reach flowering maturity. I have to get the seeds first though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Nice information. My b. liniflora [Edit: spelling: Byblis, genus names are always written with an initial capital letter, even if they are just abbreviated.] just produced two unopened flowers....I've always let them self-pollinate but I'll have to give this a try.



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