Thankfully for our hobby, NOT all seeds germinate as easily and readily as D. capensis!! This is what makes the challenge of germinating CP seeds so interesting - the multitude of different things we have to do into trying to convince each seed "now is the time to germinate".
Unfortunately, this means lots and lots of failures, but even bigger thrills when it works!
In terms of Byblis, some species are easier than others to germinate, (you dont say which sps you have tried) nevertheless, I always pre-soak my Byblis seeds in a saturated solution of both GA3 and Smoke Water for 48 hours before sowing.
I get good germination % using this method.
Hope this helps and stop banging your head!!!
We have all had more seed failures than successes!!!
i'm really mad
i got 15 byblis seeds and i did exactly what i heard you should do to germinate them
they are all in a four inch pot
they are in a mix of 2:1 sand : peat
they on the tray method
they are in bright light, high humidity, ad bright light
this is exactly what everyone says to do and yet after a month no germination
the only possible problem i could possibly find was the eventual growth of some green moss is that somehow killing my pour seeds
i can still see the seeds totally untouched and unchanged on the soil surface
i thought these plants were supposed to germinate after a few days then flower after a feew weeks not just sit there for a month
what am i doing wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited by andyinsuffolk, 13 July 2010 - 14:12 PM.