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    I was reading the b. inflioria quick germination post that Pinguicula man has posted on top of the topics page here, and I was curious as to whether or nor that same method would speed the germination of Drosera Capensis seeds?

    I have already sowed the seeds that I rceived from Little Nices about a week ago. I just opened the seed pod, and let the seeds fall, a few in each pot. I then covered them with just enough dried Sphag. moss so that I know that they would remain in constant moisture outside, and have regularly watered since. I'm crossing my fingers that the way I sowed these seeds will sprout me some beautiful Capensis and rotundifolia sundews. If I am correct in the way that I planted these seeds, about how long should it take them to sprout? And, if not, what should I do differently the next go round at sowing Drosera seeds?

    Thanks for helping out a newbie!

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    I wouldnt worry. Fresh D. capensis seed should germinate within 7-15 days. In less than a year you will have enough seed to start your own "Free D. capensis seed for SASE" topic in the trade forum.

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    I would worry about having covered them. Covering the seed is something I've always avoided, they are so tiny and may need good light in order to germinate.
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    They really are itty-bitty seeds.... I was shocked when I saw how small they were... I actually went and put on a dust mask to keep from blowing them off of my work table... lol. I will seperate that small layer of peat off the top of a few of the pots to see if I can get better results.... I was just worried about them not getting enough moisture to properly germinate.... I should have figured that the peat would hold enough moisture beyond the evaporation point to be able to properly germinate....

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    From my experience, Temperatures above 80F really help them germinate faster.
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    Well I suppose it's a good thing I'm in sunny south Florida!!! lol.
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