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  1. Brolloks

    GA3 or Smoke Discs?

    Hi all, I have got some Roridula and Byblis seeds which I have been itching to see if I can get to germinate. Now for seed treatment, I have got both GA3 and Smoke Discs but which would work better? Regards
  2. bluemax

    Propagating Drosophyllum from cuttings

    Some years back I saw a short article in the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter where a grower was describing how they had taken some of the plantlets that are often formed on the old flower stalks of Drosophyllum lusitanicum and rooted them into new plants. However, it seems no one I have heard from...
  3. Cthulhu138

    Drosera squamosa "Laterite Growing Form" Seeds

    I have a packet of 10 D.squamosa "Laterite Growing Form" seeds freshly harvested from my own plants up for trade. I'm looking for other rare Drosera seeds for these but will consider other trades as well. These seeds should be stored until summer or early fall when they should be sown...
  4. K

    GA3 for trade if anyones interested

    Hello again! I have some GA3 for trade, more then i could possibly ever hope to use! Since i figure some ppl may want some of what i have that ive used to help germination in cacti seeds and other hard to grow plant species or types that need to ne knocked out of dormancy to become viable for...
  5. Not a Number

    Drosera cistilflora Pink Flower seed (ca. 20 seeds) (Monkey $10)

    Drosera cistilflora Pink Flower seeds About 20 seeds are up for auction. Winter growing Drosera seed are notoriously difficult to germinate. Heat stratification over one to three months, GA3 or smoke treatment may help. I haven't taken the time to try to find the best method to get these to...
  6. Cthulhu138

    25 Drosera ramellosa Seeds - Dawlito $16

    This auction is for 25 freshly harvested D.ramellosa seeds. These should be sown in August or September and will need a hot, dry stratification. Smoke or GA3 treatments are helpful when germinating tuberous Drosera seeds. Shipping is on me. Bidding starts at $1.00.
  7. Cthulhu138

    12 Drosera lowriei Seeds (afrodisa $14)

    This auction is for 12 D.lowriei seeds harvested this season. Seeds should be sown in August or September. They need a hot, dry stratification for several months. Smoke or GA3 treatments are also helpful in germinating tuberous Drosera. Shipping is on me. Bidding starts at $1.00.
  8. Cthulhu138

    Tuberous Drosera

    After speaking with several members here among other growers, I have realized that there are more misconceptions about successfully growing these plants than I had thought. I wrote the care sheet below last year for the NECPS members to use as a guide for their cultivation and I hope that it can...
  9. Cindy

    Byblis seeds germination experience

    Hi everyone, I am starting to grow this genus again. Seeds from seller A Seeds were soaked in GA3 for 24 hours and sowed on peat/sand mix. Almost every seed of the five tropical species sown became mouldy and there was no germination. Seeds from seller B First batch was soaked in GA3 for 24...
  10. theplantman

    Gibberelic Acid Advice

    Hi guys! I recently got ahold of some lab-grade GA3 powder. It says it's 90%. I'd like to know how best to mix it up, and what to dissolve it in (water? alcohol?). I've read the "best" concentrations to shoot for are 500-1000ppm. Is this true? I'm going to try and use it on very old D. omissa...
  11. theplantman

    Need help germinating D. omissa

    I was very fortunate to get ahold of some D. omissa seeds and would like to get them to come up. They were sowed about a month ago and have done nothing since. 4 other species of Drosera sowed at the same time have germinated just fine and already have 4-5 leaves. I am assuming D. omissa has...
  12. U

    Utricularia from seed

    Greetings TF, I might as well ask. I am considering ordering in some utric and/or genlisea seeds from over the pond. I know that the chances of successful germination are fairly slim when ordered this way but am tempted to try. Specifically, if/when availible, I am considering: Genlisea: just...
  13. Firerock

    Cephalotus leaf pull Treatment

    Are Cephalotus leaf pulls treated with anything prier to inserting them in you favorite media? Rootone, GA3, Superthrive etc.. Any tips on the best way to do this. I have some leaf pulls comming. Regards :scratch:
  14. Crissytal

    D. cuneifolia Table Mountain Seeds (DonH $8)

    Up for auction is a packet of 20+ D. cuneifolia seeds from Table Mountain, South Africa. These seeds germinate much quicker and have a higher germination rate than the Silvermine location. GA3 treatment is not necessary. Seeds were harvested summer of 2012 and have been kept refrigerated...
  15. Crissytal

    D. cuneifolia Silvermine Seeds (DonH $12)

    Up for auction is a packet of 50+ D. cuneifolia seeds from Silvermine, South Africa. Please be aware that these seeds are difficult to germinate. They can take upwards of three months to germinate. GA3 treatment did not make a difference in germination time for me. It still took three months...
  16. pokie22

    Nepenthes, Cephalotus, Drosera, Heliamphora ...etc, in vitro

    All purpose thread for all the cultures I have in the works. Most of my cultures are Nepenthes, but I should have a couple of everything...In the last two months, I have amassed nearly 100 cultures. I have listed the media in cases where it is not clear. Here are a few of the cute sprouts...
  17. SEELE1

    Germinating Drosophyllum

    Hi! I just received some seeds of this cute, cute plant :-)) I've read that I have to scarify them and soak in GA3 to accelerate germination... Any recommendations from experience? I only have 3 shots at this :ohno: I have GA3, at what concentration in PPM? Scarification... When do I stop...
  18. R

    GA3 Seed Pre-treatment: Success

    Just thought I'd share this info for those who are still considering using GA3 to pre-treat sarracenia seeds, but aren't quite convinced. I just conducted an experiment on over 500 different seeds of nearly all Sarracenia types and hybrids. I did a 24 hour soak in a 750 ppm mixture of GA3...
  19. Cthulhu138

    Gibberellic Acid (GA3) ratios for germinating Drosera seed ?

    I recently got some powdered Gibberellic Acid (GA3) 90% to help germinate some D.pauciflora and D.glanduligera seeds. I cant seem to find any definitive information on how many ppm to use in the solution. I've heard everything from 150 ppm to 1000 ppm Have any of you used this with any success...
  20. Firerock

    Ga3 Measuring Spoon / Scoop

    Does anyone know where i can get a 100mg Measuring Spoon, to measure some Ga3 (Gibberellic Acid) Regards :grin: