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#1 seamaster

 
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:07 AM

Hi All,

One of Drosophyllum seeds germinated,

Two weeks after germination
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Three weeks after germination
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Three weeks after germination
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So now I am wondering if you think it is getting enough light, there is some red but I'm not sure that means anything.
I facing west but there is no direct sun because it is always cloudy this time of year.
I don't have any space on the east or south side that will work for keeping my plants, so I might have to move it to artificial light.
What do you think?

Edited by seamaster, 08 December 2008 - 03:11 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 16:23 PM

I see no problem adding or switching to artificial lighting.... but maybe down the road a bit. This species is touchy so as long as it seems reasonably happy, I wouldn't mess with it for now. Just don't uproot the plant or keep too moist.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 22:59 PM

Thanks jimscott.
Does anyone know how cold hardy Drosophyllum is?

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 23:10 PM

A larger Drosophyllum plant will happily survive several degrees of frost.


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 17:52 PM

I don't suppose my seedling would survive about a week of 20 degree Fahrenheit weather?
Because it's cold around here and the forecast says it is going to stay like that for a week.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 20:52 PM

They really show displeasure when being transplanted. Whatever you do... don't do much tinkering. They're also prone to damp-off when they are seedlings.