rare sundews on gelrite
Posted 29 November 2011 - 21:33 PM
I took shots of some new cultures in jars today. Besides the species, that I have already posted (and thankfully, are grown into big plants by now), I did some sowing on gel few months ago and would like to share with you the pics of seedlings and plantlets:
drosera villosa (propagates well without PGR)
2 rarer d. spatulata varieties:
d. spatulata var. gympiensis (the time needed to germinate this spatulata variety is the longest of all spatulatas. Usually other varieties germinate within 20 days. This one took almost 2 months)
d. spatulata var. bakoensis (a very nice pygmy-like sundew, replated)
d. tomentosa var. glabrata
d.graminifolia (the difference in growth rate for TC and non-TC plants is striking, these are a month old/5cm)
d.camporupestris (great germination rate, a fast grower as well)
d. alba seedlings
d. ultramafica seedlings
Posted 20 July 2012 - 23:12 PM
Most onlines seem to be selling it by the 100kg or 1ton lot !
The gel you are using, can we buy this somewhere online?
this is the nearest to 'domestic' that I could find :
This would be more affordable
but out of stock, expected in 21days, keep an eye maybe !
Else search for food additive E418 = Gellan gum, aka Gelrite, Phytagel, Kelcogel etc.
Gellan gum, also branded by few suppliers as AppliedGel, Phytagel or Gelrite,
is used primarily as a gelling agent, alternative to agar
Edited by MalcolmP, 20 July 2012 - 23:24 PM.