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#1 TommyTopTraps

 
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 23:10 PM

Hi,

I bought a few batched of VFT seeds to go with some that I harvested myself to make the venture more worth while and noticed an odd seedling, it was the first to germinate and very quickly turned out looking a little strange. I have been advised that it is reminiscent of a Cephalotus by a member of this forum and after researching photos of Cephalotus seedlings online have found it to be very similar to them.

After an initial growth spurt it seems to have slowed right down so I would like to know whether I should treat it differently to the VFTs or just let it hang out with it's neighbours and and see what happens.

I will attach a link to the picture in the next comment box below

Thanks!

Tom

Edited by TommyTopTraps, 14 June 2012 - 23:16 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 23:13 PM

http://www.cpukforum...lery&image=5132

PS the seeds are radically different but I didn't notice a strange seed and I am sure it started out with a dionaea seed as a hat but quickly fattened out into this but I suppose I could be wrong...

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:10 AM

Doesn't look like a nepenthes seedling to me ( or any other CP). If the soil has not been sterilized properly, weeds can sometimes sneak in. I can't tell what it its, but why don't you move it into a different pot and let it grow for a while?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:46 AM

Doesn't look like a nepenthes seedling to me ( or any other CP). If the soil has not been sterilized properly, weeds can sometimes sneak in. I can't tell what it its, but why don't you move it into a different pot and let it grow for a while?


I thought it was a ceph seedling until I read your post and looked at the photo carefully. It looks like a dragonfruit seedling to me.

An example below:
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 23:10 PM

Cheers guys,

Now I really am confused as I would like to find out what it is but now unsure as to whether or not to take it out of CP medium and try it in something more nutrient heavy...

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

Just leave it alone and let it grow, only when you are sure about what it is should you think about repotting.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 18:32 PM

Cheers guys,

Now I really am confused as I would like to find out what it is but now unsure as to whether or not to take it out of CP medium and try it in something more nutrient heavy...


I'm pretty sure it is a dragonfruit seedling. If it is, the usual CP should be fine as I used to grow them in it.

But just to be sure, do what petesredtraps said and wait until you can get a clear identification. Only time will tell. :Laie_97:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 23:51 PM

Cheers to both,

Personally I am hoping it will be some kind of Carnivorous Dragon fruit hybrid, it has dawned on me that it could have come from the edan project as I bought my fist VFT from there last year. If that is the case it has been lying dormant for some time and somehow made it through the repotting process. If not then a Carnivorous Dragon fruit hybrid is really the only other possibility that I can see...