I sowed plenty D.burmannii, capensis and intermedia 'cuba' and B.liniflora seed on 7-1-05 (~3 wks ago) and as of yet, only 3 D.burmannii seedlings have sprouted. The pots do NOT have algae or fungi growing on the surface and the byblis seed (the only ones I can see) appear ok.
I'm pretty disappointed by these results--should I be?
I gave them the best germinating conditions I could, namely:
*Prior to sowing, seed were temporarily stored in the fridge for 2-3 d to preserve viability.*
1. Soaked for 24h in 250ppm gibberellic acid
2. Lightly sprinkled onto 1:1 mix of sandeat and covered pots with transparent plastic wrap with a few tiny holes for air circulation
3. Stood pots in 2" distilled H20, 6" under 80W cool white fluorescent lights (14 h photoperiod). Temp = 80-85F, humidity >70%.
Can anyone tell me what went wrong? I'm hard pressed to come up with anything. The only thing I can think of is that that the tropical seed (D. intermedia 'cuba' and byblis) were placed in the fridge for a couple of days.
Also, I have had the following seed in the fridge for storage for ~2 wks; should any be taken out?
b. Roridula gorgonias
c. D.filiformis, auriculata, binata, dielsiana, rotundifolia, stenopeltata
Thanks. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.