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Thread: Germinating Drosera regia, mark II: "The reckoning"

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    What about temperature? Should seeds be kept warm like most subtropicals or cool like the mature plants like?

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    I recently had a D. regia seeds sprout, and so far it is growing well in about 60% humidity and the light given off by a 40 watt-output fluorescent, in temps that vary from 65-90 degrees fahrenheit. It would probalby do best in a range of 60-75 Fahrenheit.
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    I planted my seeds on straight vermiculite, well doused with an anti fungal, at about 90% humidity. Temps were 75f to 85f daytime, 50f to 60f nighttime. I would recommend transplanting fairly quickly (I didn't), as vermiculite seems to be a very poor D. regia media. I prefer a media mix of 50/50 perlite/dead sphag and I like to fertilize weekly with the standard half strength orchid fertilizer.

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    I, too, got in on that ICPS Seedbank sale. My best results were with grated lfs over regular lfs. This worked best for me probably as fungus was a major killer of seedlings and the grated lfs provided significant protection once I started using it. It's worth mentioning that I had poor circulation in the terrarium I was germinating them in and fungus was a problem anyway.

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    I've had about %100 germination on my batch and didn't lose a single one to fungus. A wide tray of lfs + perlite (kept very wet with water almost reaching the top) under a very bright light (the usual 6500 K daylight bulb) and watered with daisy tea. Sorry I don't remember the english name for it...You know, the herbal tea with dried daisy flowers. I always use it for my seeds and I've never had a fungus problem.

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    Chamomile, maybe? Whatever, that is interesting.
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