Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: Drosophyllum finally sprouted!

  1. #11
    Tony Paroubek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Far Away NY
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    Fryster - Don't give up on the Drosophyllum seeds. Just keep them moist and next Spring put the pot out in a nice sunny location and continue to keep it moist.

    For the tuberous sundews you have had since March...

    What you should have done is sown and watered them a couple times then let the pots dry out for the Summer. Then resumed watering in the Fall. At this stage I would continue to keep them moist through Feb. or March and then let them start to dry out. Come June, July, August they should be bone dry and put in a sunny location to bake in the sun. Don't let them get wet! Then next Fall, mid September or so, begin watering again. Rinse and repeat for a number of years. I had 3 more D. erythrorihza seedlings germinate this year that were sown 4 or 5 years ago. Also, pay careful attention to the pot. Tuberous sundew seedlings the first year will only put out a few leaves and may reach all of a few millimeters across. They are easy to miss.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

  2. #12
    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    I have grown numerous tuberous from seed and Tony is 100% on this. Sow the seed early in spring and then water well once then let them sit and bake all summer. Come fall put them on a tray and keep them wet. And check every other day. And then be ready to repeat the whole dry and wet thing for years. D. ramellosa took me 3 years, all my whittakerii have taken 2 years. Based on the appearance of the seed I am willing to bet that stolonifera and erythrorhiza complex are going to take at least one seasonal cycle before you see germination.
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

    See You Space Cowboy

    Hagerstown, Maryland


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Drosophyllum lusitanicum finally flowering
    By elgecko in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-20-2006, 07:42 PM
  2. What to do with leaf-sprouted VFT's
    By jimscott in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-16-2006, 10:34 AM
  3. Drosophyllum seed sprouted
    By PiranhaPlant in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-01-2006, 10:05 AM
  4. A newly sprouted vft....
    By curlingguy in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-21-2005, 06:47 PM
  5. Yay! they sprouted!
    By SunPitcher in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-28-2004, 02:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts