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#1 lucifer

 
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 17:28 PM

My darlingtonia that i grow from seed is currently flowering for the first time, how can I see that the seed is ready to harvest and how much seed can I expect from 1 fllower?
My biggest pitcher last year was 33cm, wondering what it will be this year.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 18:09 PM

The seed pod will split in the autumn when the seeds are ripe.
You can probably expect at least 1000 seeds from a fully pollinated seed pod if not more.
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 18:25 PM

Thanks,

In the photo section there is a pic of the seedlings from the seeds I got from you last year.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:30 PM

Wow, that's a lot of flowers!

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 13:11 PM

WOW!!! That is a super healthy Darlingtonia!!!!! Very Cool plant and one of my favorites...You really did a good job on that plant as you can see...

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:11 AM

Thanks, the waiting from growing from seed payed off. I have 2 different clones that grow very good. This year I planted out some divisions of both of that plants (see picture) and with the growing rate of those clones I expect to be grown a lot, wil take a new picture every now and then. Each container has a different clone.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:29 AM

A few pictures to illustrate his growth his year.

In april:

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June:

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Now:

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:33 AM

That is alot of flowers!
I think your up to about 8 or 9 thousand seeds so for :sun_bespectacled:

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:45 AM

I allready harvested 1 pod, 100 seeds but he wasn't develloped very wel.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 13:05 PM

Well done!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:01 AM

They have grown a 'litle' bit

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

Looks very good. Can I ask what substrate you use and how often you water? TIA.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:44 AM

I use pure peat moss and watering is every time the substrate becomes to dry or when I think about it.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 13:02 PM

Nice collection!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 20:58 PM

Nice,

Super mooi man!
Die darlingtonia die ik van jou heb is ook flink gegroeid!

Groeten,
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 18:50 PM

Hoping to reach 60cm next year.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

Pieter, they should get to 60cm easily.my parent plants does.
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#19 lucifer

 
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

They went over the 60cm this year :-)

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

that's some great plants , and growing in peat , wow , that's great to know, your plants look great congrats
thanks for sharing your photos and experience
john