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dvg

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I've had six of these Roridula gorgonias seedlings germinate so far.

Here's a couple of pics of two of them.

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They are all at about the same stage, with none of them quite shedding their seed coats yet.

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Once i notice that they have germinated in their communal group pots, i carefully transplant them into their very own pots, in an effort to try and avoid further root disturbance later.


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dvg

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Thanks for your comments.

Very cool! Do these CPs survive okay without their symbiotic plant bugs? Do they have to be fertilized?

Yes Natalie, these plants can survive quite well without their symbiotic bugs; its the bugs that don't survive without the plants.

And these plants don't have to be fertilized...i've read that they don't do well after being fed with a foliar spray, but maybe it wasn't done with the right formulation and in the correct concentration.

One grower in Canada grows them very easily in his basement under lights and also in a window with a south-westerly exposure.

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It seems to take some time for these seedlings to finally be free from their seed casings.

Here is a seedling that appears to be gradually getting itself free...

...notice the slight bulge beneath the seed-coat; that's new growth that wasn't there a day or two ago.

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Hopefully this one will be the first to burst forth from its former holding cell.

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These seedlings are glacially slow, at this stage...almost like the world's longest strip-tease in how tantalizingly slowly they remove their coats...

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...but i see cleavage! :D

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Here's a pic of mine. It grew great for about a month then stopped completely. It didn't look unhealthy or anything, just put the breaks on. It just recently started growing a little bit again.

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That's a nice Roridula you have growing there for you Cthulhu138.

Did you start your plant from seed as well?

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Not too much to update on, mainly because these seedcoats seem to stay on a while...

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...but it definitely looks like something is trying to get itself out of there... ;)

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Congratulations!

I grew this plant for 2 years. I never quite mastered it. I successfully kept it alive through multiple flowerings and I even got a few seeds after a successful self pollination. Ultimately it died to some mismanagement on my part. I kept having to change its home breaking the consistent conditions it was used to.

Good luck! One day I will grow roridula again.
 
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