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Does anyone grow Polypompholyx multifida?(sorry 'Utricularia' multifida'!) I have seeds of it and the white form of P. Tenella but am unsure of there requirements.
 

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Richard,

I can tell you what didn't work for me with U. multifida. I scattered the seeds on wet sphag about 2 months ago and have seen nothing. I have since heard that a heat stratification might work to help simulate the Australian summer but can't say for sure.

I will shortly be recieving seeds of U. tenella and plant on treating some of them with heat and some with smokewater.

If you find anything out please drop me a line.

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For the most part I have given up hope on mine. They are still sitting in their pot but is I don't see anything soon (end of April at the latest) I'm going to write them off as a loss and use the pot for something else. I fugure 4 months is more than enough time to get something, especially considering most Utrics sprout really fast

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I think a lot of problems with utric germination are because the seeds have such a limited viability.

That being said, I remember the allan lowrie seed instructions recomended watering from above a few times a day. I suppose you would need to use a spray bottle so as not to disturb the seeds.

I've also had limited success germinating them floating on the surface a dish of water (the seeds, not me).
 
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Thanks for the tip. And glad to hear you're not floating on the surface of a dish of water.
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