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    Triantha occidentalis cultivation and observations thread

    I'm not sure any of mine are larger than 1/8" yet, after nearly 4 months. Clearly they need some food.
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    Triantha occidentalis cultivation and observations thread

    Yes they have been very slow for me as well. I've been wondering if some fertilization is in order but I'm not sure what to try. Have you guys attempted anything?
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    Is this Scrophulariaceae species practicing carnivory?

    These are certainly some very promising experiments! I look forward to seeing more in the future.
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    Triantha occidentalis cultivation and observations thread

    I had initially planned to test stratification lengths of 4, 6, and 8 weeks but ended up not having enough space and had to sow them all in the same pot. Regardless, they seemed to be germinating well even after the minimal 4 weeks, starting to germinate in a week like you two have already...
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    What to expect when you get seeds from fleabay

    It's my understanding that it's not generally the seller, but the seed collector (which is generally a different person) who mislabels seeds. It's a lot less work collecting bongso/naga/whatever or stenophylla than edwardsiana, villosa, aristolochioides, or other highly desirable species and...
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    Highland vs lowland

    Yes you can expand plants' temperature tolerance to some extent with humidity, fertilizer, and apparently keeping the soil drier than you otherwise would. There are always limits though, and the amount of time a plant is exposed to warmer temperatures is important. You may find that a plant...
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    Drosera rotundifolia 'Charles Darwin' germination!

    Glad to see someone propagating. It was just a year or two when I found out that this plant actually still existed. At the time, the grower said they were planning on propagating but nothing ever came of it.
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    TF Rendezvous in Portland, OR

    Yeah it was originally forecast for about 60, but the temperature's been dropping all week and I'm now seeing 53 for tomorrow afternoon. Dress warm!
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    What am I doing wrong

    I've tried 3 different brands. Even the high quality nursery-grade peat was problematic for me without rinsing. It only measured about 35ppm out of the bag too.
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    What am I doing wrong

    If that is the problem, I don't think there's anything you can do about it at this point. It's impossible to know if that is the problem though.
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    What am I doing wrong

    So peat? Did you rinse it beforehand? I've personally had issues in the past with seeds refusing to germinate if the peat isn't clean enough.
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    What am I doing wrong

    What sort of soil are you using?