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#1 natapongw

 
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 02:21 AM

Hi everybody,
I have some of stylidium seed but I never germination them. Does anyone know how to germination them, What proper condition for them ? humidity,light,water,media,etc.
Thanks for any answer.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:05 PM

Hello,
I currently grow 12 diffferent sps pf Stylidium but recently sowed the seed of a further 30 species!
I soaked all the seed in a saturated solution of Giberellic Acid and also added a Smoke Water Paper disk as well to mimick the bush fires etc in its natural habitat.
I sowed the seed as I would most 'normal' CP seed using a mix of sphagnum moss peat, grit sand and perlite.
Alot of the seed trays are now showing signs of germination (thats 4-5 weeks after sowing) - I am hoping that the others will show signs of life soon!
Hope this helps!!
Andy

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:38 PM

You guys are talking flowers and seeds, I can't get mine to do anything but spread and put out leaves. What are your growing conditions?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

HI Jim,
I have 3 sps flowering at this moment.
All my sps are being grown in an unheated Polytunnel.
All have survived unheated through a particularly rough winter. Got down to minus 5 IN my polytunnel.
All are being grown on the usual tray system - rainwater only. I do allow the water to dry up before re-filling though.
Other than that, really nothing special.
All the Best
Andy

You guys are talking flowers and seeds, I can't get mine to do anything but spread and put out leaves. What are your growing conditions?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 14:16 PM

What is a Polytunnel? Pictures?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 15:49 PM

Hi Jim,
A Polytunnel is an alternative growing house to a greenhouse. Its made of polyethene and tubular steel instead of glass and aluminium.
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HI Jim,
I have 3 sps flowering at this moment.
All my sps are being grown in an unheated Polytunnel.
All have survived unheated through a particularly rough winter. Got down to minus 5 IN my polytunnel.
All are being grown on the usual tray system - rainwater only. I do allow the water to dry up before re-filling though.
Other than that, really nothing special.
All the Best
Andy



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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:55 PM

I googled it for a visual:

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A polytunnel is a tunnel made of polyethylene used to grow plants that require a higher temperature and/or humidity than that which is available in the environment.

Polytunnels are mainly used in temperate regions. They are similar in principle to greenhouses and cloches (row covers). Modern designs allow sowing and harvesting machines to move inside the structures so as to automate production.

Polytunnels have had a significant effect on the production of strawberries in the United Kingdom. Other soft fruits such as raspberries and blackberries are also cultivated in the same way.

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Length: 120in Width: 18in Height: 12in Easily erected in any part of the garden to protect seedlings, young plants and vegetable crops from frost, harsh weather and pests. Manufactured from tough UV-stabilized polyethylene.

I think I can construct my own with plastic sheeting and wire.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 20:26 PM

An old thread, but still relevant. I recently received some Stylidium calcaratum seeds which came with a small piece of smoke water paper, which is added to water together with seeds for 24 hours. I sowed them in a mix of equal parts of peat, sharp sand and perlite and within a couple of weeks I can see lots of seeds germinating.
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