Re: D. pulchella growth?

From: Chris Teichreb (
Date: Thu Jun 24 1999 - 14:54:16 PDT

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 14:54:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris Teichreb <>
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Subject: Re: D. pulchella growth?

Hi Christer,

> Hi,
> Some time ago I noticed that one of my D. pulchella seed had germinated.
> The seedling is now approx. 4 mm across, and has three leaves.
> Does anyone know how large it must be before it can produce gemmae?

        Not completely familiar with this species, but the few pygmies I
do grow usually have at least 8 leaves and are about 7mm across. I think
it depends a lot more on light and moisture levels though.

> I've read that gemmae is more reliable than seed, but does gemmae
> germinate quicker too?

        Never tried it from seed. Gemmae germinates from about 2 days to
2 weeks for me.

> Is there a difference in growth rate (after germination) between
> gemmae and seed?

        Gemmae are much faster at growing.

> Regards,
> --
> Christer Berglund
> E-mail:

Happy growing,


Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.

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