Started a couple new plants because I am a huge fan of this plant and I miss my other one! Thought it would be fun to show how I am growing them and how they progress.
So an update since they have been growing for a couple weeks now since germinating and I just recently decided to take some photos.
Anyway so here you go:
Shot of the set up and some background to get up to speed.
Originally I had both seeds in the small pot hoping that at least one would germinate and I would then just let it grow and transfer it to the big pot once it got large enough. I find the hardest part is not germinating them.. but getting them to survive beyond that to adulthood. They are extreamly susceptible to damping off for the first couple months or so. One seed sprouted and about a week later the other started poking out a root. So just as the second was breaking out of the seed coat I moved it to the large pot to settle in there. Guess this means I will have to get mix for another large pot later and try transfering the other at a future date.
The bulbs are those indoor 26w CFL spot lights. I have also used 42w spiral cfl with success in the past. Either way they need to be within a few inches of the plants. One bulb for one plant!!!Drosophyllum love sun!
Couple close ups of the slightly older plant which is currently unrolling it's first nonseed leaf. If you look close you will see a couple small flying insects already ensnared! These are the most amazing CPs at catching bugs. They are literally bug magnets.