Byblis lamellata - species specific advice please
Anyone could help out with the germination as well as cultivation needs? I have Byblis liniflora doing very well for me here in year round lowland conditions.
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If it's anything like my B. filifolia, it won't do squat if you give it special treatments, but if you find a few old seeds stuck in a drawer and throw them in a pot of pinguicula, then they decide to germinate within a week.
Our plants don't read books lmao. Really though, try GA3,
You will need GA3 to germinate them. I grow B lamellata in a large pot in a mix of approx. 1:1:1 peat:sanderlite. It is not a tropical plant- it grows a lot further south than B liniflora, a few hundred miles north of Perth. It grows in the same area as pygmy and tuberous Drosera and, in my experience, it enjoys similar conditions in cultivation. I have heard that it can rot if it is overwatered. I keep it in a water tray which I fill to about 2cm and then replenish a few days after it has dried out. I have also read that seedlings are very prone to fungal infections. Curiously, I have found that both B gigantea and lamellata seeds are best germinated in a terrarium and then moved out when the seedlings are a few cm tall. Good luck. BTW, if B liniflora do well for you, try B filifolia, aquatica and rorida if you can get hold of them.
If you don't have GA3, you could try bleach. :P
*hugs a jug of bleach*
Greg, I think I will probably fail at growing the plant even if the seeds germinate since they need cooler weather. The temperatures are going up here...into the upper 80s.
Sigh, I didn't know that this species need cooler weather.