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    Do you put them in the fridge for a month or freshly sow them?

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    Mine is just opening it's first flowers.

    I believe the seed I recieved had been stored.
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    Keep them at dry at room temperature at a month before sowing them. I am trying that this round with my seeds. I can be more sane this way knowing that I am actually preparing the seeds for germination than to sow fresh seeds and stare at an empty pot for 2 months+!
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    Hmmmm.... Dave, when you say storage, is that cold storage? Boy do I get conflicting approaches and conflicting results!

    Aw hileback I received 23 seeds and I did nothing special to them, treating them as I would Drosera seeds. All germinated. I recently asked the sender waht was done prior to shipping. They were stored for a month in a fridge. That same individual sent another batch, several months later and only 3 germinated. Another individual sent me seeds and only 2 germinated. Don't know what he did, though. Yet another hobbyist sent me seeds and did the 10% bleach, and soak in warm water thing. Nothing germinated. Never even saw that purple dye. I am really lost as to what to do or whether seeds I am receiving are actually viable to begin with.

    Cindy, did you hand-pollinate yours and id so, how did you do it?

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    Hi Jim,

    I don't store them in the fridge and I typically try sowing (with bleach pretreatment) or giving/trading them away within a couple of weeks of the seed pod ripening. My germination rate is about 2/3.

    As for hand pollination, I use a fine camelhair brush to self-pollinate the flowering plant, or try pollinating another plant if it happens to be in the same stage of flowering.

    Hope this helps.
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    I see so many approaches and just about every permutation possible of success and failure. Gotta love it!

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    I left the pot outside all winter after letting the plants drop seed in it. There are germinations occuring right now. Got nights well below freezing during winter. Seems to be a robust seed
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    Ya know, about the only thing consistent is having viable seed to begin with.

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