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    How long should I expect gemmae to do there thing(not sure of the proper term). I planted D. nitidula x pulchella. It's still a bit chilly out here on the california coast, so if they need spring to do it I might need to wait longer.

    Oh and how wet should I keep them, the savage garden says how to water the adults but not the gemmae. (also how the hell is that pronounced, I swear these latin and botany names will be the death of me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] )
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    They should sprout almost immediately. D. scorpioides gemmae taken directly from the plant, put in an envelope with moist tissue paper and mailed, will usually have fine roots by the time the letter arrives a few days later. Simply sow the gemmae on the surface of moist peat or peat/sand mix, keep a bit warm and provide light, and they should sprout within a week.

    gemmae is pronounced jem ee

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    Hi trainspotting, I was new to pygmys 3 years ago and planted a bunch all in my first try here in San Diego, and they sprouted in a matter of DAYS. They are great little plants and very easy here in my climate. I made sure the little gemmae were pressed gently into the soil surface but not burried, and put the 4" pots in less than 1' of water, just enough to keep the soil damp.

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I hope its not too cold out there for them.
    Im a terible speeler, but I are collage stodint.
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    trainspotting,

    I have them growing outdoors year round in San Francisco with no problems. You should be fine.

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    yeah I'm out in Walnut Creek so if anything I should be a little bit warmer.
    Im a terible speeler, but I are collage stodint.
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" -Epicuris

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