Byblis info

Brian Cochran (
Tue, 9 May 1995 06:25:25 -0400 (EDT)

Terry in Australia,

Yes, Terry. You did see Ron Gagliardo mention my name. The article about
growing Byblis gigantea from seed should now be in the CP archives (or
soon will be) along with some pictures in the database.

After nearly 20 years of failures I stumbled onto this technique and it
has been wildly successful. And the adult plants are as easy to grow as
Sarracenia. You should be able to get some good seed in Australia. Allen
Lowrie suggested to me to use Gibberellic acid and I found that
germinating them in milled moss kept them from damping-off until they were
old enough to move to sand/peat/perlite.

Since these plants don't ship well (Ron Gagliardo can attest to that), I
think the only way to get Byblis giganteas plentiful in collections is to get
people to try this method from seed. One gentleman has reported to me
that he has four plants now (nearly 6" tall) following the method.

If you try it, let me know how you do. Thank you.

Brian Cochran