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    One of my 5 seeds that Jeremiah gave in the seed giveaway finally sprouted [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]. I have a couple of questions:
    1. How long do I leave it in the container?
    2. Can I transfer it to my double pot already or do I have to put it in a small pot and then uproot it and put it in the double pot?
    3. How often should I water the outer pot
    4. How much water is too much or too little?
    5. Since Drosophyllums don't like to be overwatered or too dry, what about rain?
    That's all the questions I can think of at the moment.
    Thanks Jeremiah [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    1 once its leafs grow longer than 2cm, you'll find it impossible to transplant

    2 just get two large spoons and dig it up, make sure that you get at least 1 inch deep to not damage the baby roots.

    3 keep the outer damp,( i really suggest a big glaze/unglaze method african pot, i grow a couple of drosophyllum seedlings in thos pots and they LOVE it)
    btw, incase you arn't familiar to those pots
    they have a unglazed botom and the rest is glazed so the botom acts like a wick.

    4 seedling will NEED very wet conditions for the first weeks
    once it grows a bit it needs to be dryer
    basicly if you can squeeze no water out of a pinch of soil, and it will not wet a paper towel instantly and it takes 20-30 seconds to see wet conditions on the towel than you are in the safe zone.

    5 NO RAIN acid rain, smog, dust, dont take chances.

    bwt greg allan and indymental are the experts on these plants, they have been very helpfull in the past. there is a gold mine in other questions asked before (many by me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] )
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    When I was transferring the seedling to the pot, some sand fall on top of it and it got lost [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]. I took off the top layer of soil, and I still couldn't find it. Either I hope it still grows or the other seeds sprout. Just my luck :P

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    That really stinks... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] thats life
    Don't worry i have allways had a 90% germination and i think you will too, i think you would have lost him to damp off anyway, i always do [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    Yea there's still hope, next time I will not gather as much media as before [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    How did you germinate them? if you are germinating them on a saucer of wet vermiculite, then they are best moved to their permanent pots as soon as possible. Damp off disease is a big problem with Drosophyllum, so until they are well established you are wise to provide them with as much fresh air as possible to try to avoid it. If you have managed to get one seed to sprout, then there is a very good chance there will be others, just be patient. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I wasn't going to stress over it unless my seed didn't come up, but now that this thread is moving I might as well ask... I sowed 18 Drosophyllum seed directly into a Slack pot - I bought three pots, but I didn't realize how gargantuan they were until I was home from the store. In any case, there's a little more than two inches between each seed. I'm wondering if I did things OK. The outer pot is plastic, with peat and perlite for most of the soil volume, just peat in a layer on the top, and LFS plugging up the drainholes. The inner pot is unglazed ceramic, of course, with a large amount of LFS in and around both sides of the drainhole. The clay pot is filled with a mix of mostly sand and perlite, with some peat and ceramic chips (vermiculite replacement) thrown in. There is a shallow layer of peat and sand (mostly sand) on top to accomodate the seed. I soaked the seed overnight in water - didn't feel like bothering with gibberilic acid - and then I made a shallow cut on the tips of half the seeds. The other half were left unscarified, and they were all pressed into shallow indentations in the sand/peat and left uncovered. I have them under my grow lights indoors for germination, in enough water to touch the bottom of the inner pot. I plan to move the pot out to my porch in the spring. Does this sound right to everyone? I followed the instructions I found online, but I'm unsure because I followed three different sets of instructions. :)
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    It was a small container of damp vermiculite. I hope the seed still grows either way and in unrelated news. My N.x edinensis is so heavy that it's tipping over, so I have to prop it up with other pots :P

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