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    Nepenthes grower trying some sticky traps

    Hello all, I just purchased a fair amount of Drosera seed from the online ICPS seed bank and will be trying my hand at growing them to maturity. For now I'll just list the ones chosen and ask how best to start these. I have t5 artificial lighting available and a glass tank if that would help. I plan to mix up the steady eddy 50/50 peat perlite mix that I have used for capensis and filiformis in the past. Is okay for all these? I'll also germinate some flytraps alongside the Drosera because why not haha I look forward to sharing this process and the development of them with you!

    Dionaea muscipula
    Drosera capensis
    Drosera capensis - red leaf
    Drosera spatulata -- Ivan's 3-way Australian
    Drosera rotundifolia. Baranof Island, Alaska
    Drosera intermedia
    Drosera binata - Coromandel, NZ
    Drosera filiformis (temperate)

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    suggestion

    I have grown dorsera seeds and venus flytrap seeds under a single 800 lumen light and they sprouted fairly quickly. I now have about 30 drosera sprouting. I used a 50 50 perlite and peat moss with sphag moss on top. mist often though.

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    thanks, do you chop your sphagnum up for this top dressing or just long fiber right on top?

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    Seedlings with 100% dead sphagnum moss is a great option too. I love this resource for all things Drosera: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/G...from_Seed.html

    Your light plans sounds like mine so you and I will have lots to share about how things are going. I keep my lights almost kissing the pots and they are covered with saran wrap to keep high humidity. As you can see mine are VERY warm. The tropicals LOVE it warm but some won't. Although I believe the actual plants are not experience the same temperatures that Hygrometer is experiencing as it is closer to the light, plastic and not in medium that rises and falls in temperature more slowly than the plastic. But the temps experience a 20-degree temperature drop which I am glad for. Some say a temperature drop helps germination. We will see. My drop might be too extreme. I wish it had been a month already so I could show you some seedlings but its not time yet. Even though it feels like months. XD



    Pot up right away:
    Drosera capensis
    Drosera capensis - red leaf
    Drosera spatulata -- Ivan's 3-way Australian
    Drosera binata - Coromandel, NZ

    Need Cold Stratification first
    Drosera rotundifolia. Baranof Island, Alaska
    Drosera intermedia
    Drosera filiformis (temperate)

    Can't wait to share notes and images with ya!

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    Lots of good reading there!

    My seeds haven't even shipped yet so I can watch and follow your footsteps hah. its true what they say a watched pot never boils.... holds true if the watched pot is a tray of Drosera seeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthesl0ve View Post
    Its true what they say a watched pot never boils.... holds true if the watched pot is a tray of Drosera seeds
    Haha dang my pot is NEVER going to Boil! About once a week I open up the saran wrap to make sure the seeds are getting rot or mold and I keep hoping I find I growing seedlings but nothing yet. In two weeks

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    im doing the same to all my new neps lol.... like where are all the new pitchers I'm waitinggg

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    Hahaha

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