Re: seed problem

John M Ford (
Sun, 10 Dec 1995 19:33:19 -0500 (EST)

Don't be too quick to give up on germination. I have some S. rubra
that are just beginning to germinate - I planted them about the middle
of March. From the same planting I have Byblis liniflora about three
weeks old now and some S. flava which are just showing bulges in the
soil ( I guess they're getting ready to germinate). In the past I
have had Drosera take over two years to germinate (and thoroughly
confuse me when Drosera came up in a pot I thought I had planted
Sarracenia in. These were pots I had given up on and set aside so
they had endured months of no water in the middle of things. I lost
the information about which species so I guess they may have grown
in an environment where the seeds matured in a wet period and then
had to experience some alternating wet/dry periods before germinating.

At any rate I've learned to be very patient when waiting for seeds to
germinate (not easy - a lot like a kid waiting for Christmas).

Good luck,