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    Hello,

    I recently obtained some seed of Drosophyllum from the ICPS seed bank. I have been doing some research on how to germinate and grow this plant and it seems that there are many methods to do so.

    I currently have the seed soaking in distilled water. I am not sure if I will scarify the seed or not as I have read that this may or may not make a difference. I am leaning towards doing half the seeds with scarification and the other half without.

    I would like some advice on what soil mix to use. I have come across a few sites that suggest a 2:1:1 mix of sand, peat, and perlite. I have also come across a mix of 1:1:1 of sand, perlite, and vermiculite. Small stones or pebbles have also been suggested.

    I am looking at using a pot size of no smaller than 6 inches in diameter for the inner pot and an 8 inch pot for the outer pot.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks,

    Nick



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    Hi Nick -

    I don't know if you saw it or not, but I recently posted a topic in this forum called "Drosophyllum, Young Plant From Seed" that describes what I did. I feel pretty lucky, I got around 5 seeds from Vertigo and 3 sprouted - of which one died and the other 2 are now really nice young plants. Good luck!

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    The seeds soaked in distilled water for 7 days. Mainly because I forgot about them. They were planted on the surface of vermiculite on March 5, 2004. Today, March 19, 2004, I have noticed at least 4 sprouts.

    I feel lucky [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Here is a photo of one sprout. Its not very good, took it in a hurry.





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    I got some also from the ICPS seed bank with very good results I used the sand paper method with 4 of 4 sprouting in 14 days. I just planted 2 more.

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    good job! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Today I noticed some leaves forming. Time to get potting.



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    Yay [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] congrats everyone... I have no clue what plant you are talking about, but it sounds like it is hard to get so congrats all the same
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    Ok, had a problem with two of the newly germinated seedlings. They died. Not really sure why, as there was no signs of fungus or other disease, just went limp and died.

    On a good note, here is a photo of a newly transplanted seedling. I currently have two seedlings.





    Drosophyllum is commonly known as the dewy pine.



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