Re: Isao germinates Sarracenia

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Thu, 8 Dec 1994 12:28:12 GMT+1

> Regards germinating Sarracenia - when I first joined the list a year
> or two ago, I mentioned that I had germinated them by sowing on wet
> peat/sand and then freezing in the ice compartment of the domestic
> fridge. I was following the instructions from Chiltern Seeds. Since
> being told that most people don't freeze them, and that most species
> come from areas where it doesn't freeze, I have reverted to just
> giving them a period in the non-freezing compartment in the fridge.
> This proved equally successful (apart from one pot of purpurea which
> have still not germinated), but I just though I would say the
> freezing is not necessarily fatal.

The same did I when I grew Sarracenis from Seeds a few years ago.
I just sowed them on wet peat and placed the pot into a plastic bag
which I placed in the fridge at 4 degrees Celsius for 6 weeks. I had
very good germination with this treatment. I never let the seeds
freeze and I think it is not necessary.

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