I have close to a billion (not quite that number, but you get the point) seeds sown in two of my small terrariums, or rather my minibogs as I call them. These species include:
Does anyone have any experience with growing these plants from seed? I just want to know how long it takes them to mature, because I've heard many different things from many different people.
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I also wanted to add that I also have D. spatulata seed sown as well.
D.capensis will probably take 5-6 months.
D.burmannii is an annual, so i'm guessing not that long.
D.spatulata also proably a few months.
The rest, I don't know :P, but my guess is less than a year.
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D. burmanni tends to be an annual. I think you will find that with the rest that it will be about a year from germination to producing flowers the following year. At least that has been myexperience with D. capensis. D. venusta, I think is similar to or confused with D. cocchiacaulis and from seed to producing flowers also took a year. I had a stray D. binata seed germinate in a Nep pot this January and it it wasn't anything close in size to the young plant received last year, that is now huge and producing flowers. So I think a year is what it needs. They also do very well as leaf cuttings. D. aliciae has not flowered for me, nor have I started from seeds. I obtained seedlings last year and it "clumps". I have had D. spatulata flower and drop seed last year, producing flowers this year, from las year's scattering. Basically, it takes about for 4 seasons with all but the D. burmanni.
Thanks for the info guys.
So for D. burmanni I'm looking at what, a few months before it matures?
Drosera aliciae took well over a year to reach flowering size in my conditions.