Yep I just received some seeds I ordered from rarexoticseeds.com and was wondering what would be the best way to get them to germinate being there are three different catagories I will make three seperate posts, the seeds are as follows,
Any help on how best to germinate the Utric's and the Genlisea would be most appriciated!!!
You pray. *Both genera (Genlisea and Utricularia) are famous for their stubborn unwillingness to germinate. *After performing a human sacrifice in the appropriate astrological configuration, I do a sprout dance...you paint yourself blue and hire a troop of drunk bagpipers...PM me for details we can't discuss here.... *After this sow on typical mix kept with the water about .5 cm on top of the surface...very wet goop, see? *Double potting will let you keep the water level high...a pot with drain holes inside a pot without. *Place the whole kit and kaboodle in a plastic bag and tape the whole thing between your thighs/ *WHAT...you find this inconvenient? *Then place the whole thing where it will be warm, but no direct sun, dim light is best - higher light encourages green death, that slimy horrible stuff that comes from too mineralized a mix. *I suggest you both rinse and sterilize the mix before sowing. *It will be too late after sowing to remedy anything of this nature, this seed is like dust and easily buried. *Rinse rinse rinse! *Check the pot weekly and prepare to be disappointed. * If you do find a reliable protocol for germintion post it here - bagpipers come expensive these days.