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    Very nice Byblis; I've heard of using 10% bleach to leach out the inhibitor, but I never knew that water worked for B. liniflora as well.

    growtopia: The common name is "rainbow plant", which is what the thread title comes from. If sunlight shines across them at a certain angle, it can produce a small "rainbow". (Though the same effect can be seen with almost any wet surface with droplets on it).
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    Excellent plants. I still have never grown this genus. You're making it look real easy though!
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    They are rather easy (at least the species I've tried so far). Though if the B. rorida is any indication, very warm temps are appreciated.....
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    At least 2 of the B. guehoi are fast growers
    B. guehoi by hawken.carlton, on Flickr
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    This is the biggest I think I've ever gotten my B. liniflora. Most are flowering and setting seed now too
    B. liniflora by hawken.carlton, on Flickr
    B. liniflora by hawken.carlton, on Flickr
    And of comparable size to the smaller liniflora but seemingly a long way to go before maturity (at just what size do these guys start branching?), at least 2 of the B. guehoi are going strong. The other two are lagging behind somewhat.
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    Have you ever tried the bleach method? I successfully started B. liniflora with such technique I never knew if it was truly necessary....
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    You may be referring to this thread.

    I initially made that observation, in the late 1980's, while I was experimenting with growing various CP in sterile media. The Byblis liniflora seed didn't actually need the treatment in order to germinate, but the treatment did speed up the process of germination. i always wondered if this process would expedite the germination of more difficult to germinate species, such as Byblis gigantea, but, I have not yet obtained any such seed, to test it on.
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    I used the bleach method on both the B. rorida and B. guehoi. B. liniflora I just soak in water for ~20 minutes, which removes a great deal of the inhibiting factor in the seed coat much like bleach does in the other species. Without bleach, I had no success with the two less common species.
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