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    Is fungal death the same phenomenon referred to as damp-off, as in the what to expect from Drosphyllum?

    In one batch of liniflora seedlings (my first), I believe every single seed germinated and I did absolutely nothing special to them to achieve germination. Beginner's luck I presume. A few weeks later I had the dieoff. I thought that the "tray" got too dry.

    Two batches later I combined the survivors in a tray of undrained, swampy, live LFS. They thrived until a Nep hanging basket crashed into the pot, knocking it to the floor. Here's how they looked:




    Basically, I had the same results, no matter how they were kept.

    As to Petiolaris complex... here's more beginner's luck:






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    Maybe a top mulch of finely milled LFS on the seedling pot? They sell this as "NoDampOff" since LFS has some anti-fungal properties. Just chop some LFS up in a food processor or scrub it over a fine wire mesh to make your own.

    http://mosserlee.com/products/nodampoff.html

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    I can do that! In the meantime, as of yesterday, that seedling just lost its dew. In contrast, even the bottommost leaves on the mature plant are still dew-laden. So I guess I am experiencing dampoff?

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    I will do that
    I will purea the stuff to a then spread a very thin layer onyop of the seed

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    Be sure to wear a mask when dealing with the milled LFS - sporotrichosis mind you - besides the stuff can get all over the place. Mist it lightly to get it set in place.

    I'd try the mulch as well as drier conditions until the seedlings get bigger.

    It's probably ok to germinate in a bag but I'd lose the bag as soon as the seeds start to sprout.

    FWIW my mature plants are dying off after having set seed. They die from the bottom up. I'll keep an eye on the seedlings in the pot which are from 0.25 - 1.5 inches..

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