Cephalotus seeds in a peat free medium.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 17:16 PM
My first attempt at growing cp's is now underway. However I could not get any moss peat locally, so I have made up a mix of equal parts Canna coco plus, dried sphagnum moss (re-hydrated) and perlite.
I gently pressed the seeds onto the surface and watered them in as suggested in another post on the forum, then placed the pots into a propagator and placed them on a cool windowsill.
I have a heat mat, but understand the cool temperature will help them to germinate, so I'll wait a few weeks before giving them any heat.
When (if) they germinate, I will put them under a 125w blue spectrum (6400k) eco light.
They were sown on Monday (12-12-2011) and I'll keep posting any progress updates. Fingers crossed.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 17:52 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 21:24 PM
I got the seeds from Triffid Nurseries in Suffolk. Apparently they were harvested in September this year.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 23:08 PM
Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:20 PM
Posted 15 December 2011 - 16:09 PM
Acording to my experience the Cephs seeds need cold strat. I keep mine seeds in greehouse during the whole winter, aprox 3 months on wet peat/sand mix and they germinate easy with the warming of time in spring. It's not different from Sarras seeds strat. However, I don't find difference in the germination if the cephs seeds are kept drye in tisue in cold place for stratification or directly sown on soil mix. The two ways works but the most important for me is to provide cold strat for them.
Anyway, under my conditons some seeds are germinaited before the real strat began, so it's not exclusion....
Posted 15 December 2011 - 18:57 PM
I potted some Sarracenia purpurea and Drosera scorpioides in the same mix today. The Sarracenia are now in the fridge and the Drosera are in a warm propagator @ around 20°C.
The Drosera arrived packed in damp tissue inside a plastic bag and were marked " Sow Immediately!"
I'll keep you posted.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 20:23 PM
This is the first time I've grown them.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 13:27 PM
Some of the Pygmy sundew gemmae have started to grow. I took a macro shot earlier today and will try and upload it later.
What sort of humidity should I keep them in? At the moment the pot is in a terrarium, on a heat mat, under a 125w eco light and it has lots of condensation inside the terrarium.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 18:50 PM
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