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    So I am very lucky to have successfully germinated a Drosophyllum seed. I came home today to find it has started feasting, 5 gnats on its 2 little leaves. This is just so cool!

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    Wow awesome , your my hero of the day! Can you get me a pic?

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    If I can find my camera and if I can figure out my scanner. I'll see what I can do

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    Pyro, congratulations! I love Drosophyllum. It is a really effective trapper. The plants can become almost black from trapped insects! When it gets larger you will notice that the whole plant gives off a really sickly sweet honey like smell! I personally quite like it! The flowers are large and a bright golden yellow. If the plant tries to flower this year don't let it. Usually it will weaken and die if this takes place on the first season. Flowering does 'blind' the stem but it soon re-branches and produces more heads, occasionaly toplling over from the weight!

    Drosophyllum Lusitanicum

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    very nice ~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Cant wait for mine to germinate lol!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ceph88,

    Patience is the key (well, that and good fresh seeds.) I think Richard gave me the best advice ever when he told about how he has friends scatter the seeds in other plants pots to cut down on him playing with them every day. It motivates you to look after your plants too [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I am just hoping that now that I got my seed germinated I can get it past the first couple months which, according to everything I have heard, is the most difficult phase.

    Wish me luck

    Pyro

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    Pyro, how long did it take to germinate your Drosophyllum seed?

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    It took about a week but I have heard it can take upto 8!

    Pyro

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