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    Pics of tuberous drosera seedlings

    Here are some pics of successful germination on 4 tuberous species. I'm especially proud of the D. erythrorhiza var. squamosa.
    You can click on each pic to enlarge or pick the different sizes. These are macro shots as the seedlings are very tiny--only about 3 mm across!

    Enjoy!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/minicat...7594477004286/

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    Wow! Really nice pictures! Reminds me of how I need a new camera.

    Congrats on successfully germinating those! I've been able to germinate some tuberous drosera... but they never last. :/
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    Why do you say they never last? Do they germinate than die on you?
    Is it because of timing and hot weather dooms them?

    Just wondering so i know what to expect!
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    Peter,
    Nice job! Did you do anthing speical to germinate them(heat stratify, GA3-all the things you hear people do)?

    Cheers,

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    Hi Joe,

    Here's what i did...
    On 8/26 i sowed the seed into pots and placed them in my hot terrarium (into the high 90's). I left them there until about late Sept, then i put them under lights in regular house temps.
    Most of these sprouted in November.
    I did not do any of the fancy treatments like smoke, giberellic acid, etc.
    I didn't even scarify the seed, which is recommended a lot.

    the one tuberous that has not sprouted is D. lowrie.

    They continue to grow under lights at room temperature.

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    I've successfully germinated D. auriculata and D. gigantea but they're always gone after 2-3 months. I think maybe one of my problems was that I put them in a very large pot to germinate in and they may not have been getting enough water perhaps? The peat was always wet but I just wonder if it was good enough? I'm planning to try again but I'm going to use normal sized pots this time. It takes up less space anyways. Oh I forgot, I have tried germinating them outside (my first time I tried that in the summer and failed) and then on the next try I used my terrarium which is probably... about 75-80 on the inside since the lights generate some heat even from the other side of the glass. So yeah trial and error is what I always go through. x_x
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    My understanding is that tall or deep pots are recommended for tuberous sundews because they put out extensive (long roots). Many people use plastic drinking glasses with holes drilled in the bottom as tuberous 'dew pots.

    I picked up a couple of Coca-Cola glasses (2 for 99 cents) which I thought might make whimsical td pots, that is when I feel experienced enough to try cultivating these 'dews.
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    Hmmm.. I never thought of that, that would also allow you to get the plants closer to the lights if you grow em in a terrarium, as I do. Time to go to the dollar store!
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