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    What's with pulchella & roseanna?

    I thought all pygmy sundew gemmae were easy to sprout - nitidulas, palacaeas, scorpioides,... and then I tried sprouting pulchella & roseanna and I get very low rates of sprouting. What is your experience with them?

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    If you try a warm, humid and bright environment then you will have no problem in getting a very high germination rate. By bright i mean under fluorescent lights.
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    i sprouted my gemmae in ultrahighland, so that warm crap is BS imoe.

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    Do one pot in cold and one in warm and see the difference.....he's trying to improve results not just germinate them. Enyone can get a 50% rate, the question is can you get a 100%? I germinate both in terrarium and in my cooler greenhouse and the results are not even close! They grow faster if they are warm
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    I've got some roseana germinating now, at what I think is 100%...temps in low-mid 70's, what I assume is relatively high humidity (they are on the opposite side of the 75 gallon from the humidity gauge, so...), and under bright power compact fluorescents. Not sure if that helps, but that's what's working on my end.

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    yes, humidity is definitely a large factor. I've saw a few people wrap the top of their pots in saran and then place their gemmae under bright fluorescent lights. I tried this approach with great results. If either of these is not possible (aka lighting may be too low) then I think you may be able to increase your results a bit by providing warmer temps.
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    Humidity helps. Cover or mist them daily until they get established with at least four well developed trap leaves. Drosera pulchella and Drosera roseana like wetter conditions to begin with.
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    i had nearly 100% with my roseana gemmae, only one or two didnt sprout...and that was my own stupidity on those ones....i lost em then squished em when i found em....i have near perfect results with the gemmae i get....
    some of the pulchella babies i have, only a month and a half old if that


    And some roseana

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