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How to sow B. guehoi

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Hi all,

Whats the best way to sow B. guehoi?

What concentration of GA3 is best to use and how long do they have to be soaked?

What soilmix is best to use?

Thanks guys :-).

Cheers,

Ries

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I have had great results with both soaking them in pure H2O for a couple days or 48-52hour soak in 90% GA3 (best results).

Then sow on 1 part spag/1 sand (or gravel) or 60/40 sand/peat (I have had great results with either), I use 12-15cm tall pots, a water tray just 1cm below the soil, then after a week or two they germinate, drop the water table gradually (about a cm per day or two) down to 3-4cm.

 

Give very bright light, my plants get full sun all day through 50% beige/sandstone (one of the two).

 

Obviously high humidity really helps, mine sits at 70%+, as for temps aim for 25-30C, but my germination tank in the greenhouse gets to 38C and they seem to be fine with it.

 

Grubs, caterpillar, grasshopper and thrips seem to destroy small plants, but once they are at the 30-40cm mark they seem unkillable.

 

Hope this helps.

 

(also they seem to need cross pollination to get seed so keep several going or you may loose them)

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Dear TheCarnifreak-san,

 

Konnichiwa!

 

Please go to:

http://icps.proboards.com/thread/1866/liniflora-patience?page=1

 

Concerning cross pollination that Adelae-san mentioned,

Please go to:

http://icps.proboards.com/thread/4953/guehoi-tropics?page=1

 

If there is no supplemental light, I might recommend you to wait until April. Because full-sunlight is very important, if you would like to grow tropical Byblis beautifully.

 

Kind regards from the Far East

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Thanks for your help guys!

So B. guehoi must be sowed in very wet conditions. Thats a big difference with B. gigantea (which I sowed one year ago).

Do you have problems with fungus in such wet conditions? Do they damp off just as easy as B. gigantea or are they stronger?

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Dear TheCarnifreak-san,

 

Konnichiwa!

 

There is a potential risk. But usually the tropical Byblis seeds germinate within 2 weeks (or a couple of days) under the condition that I recommended. And I guess long-term lower temperatures and very wet condition might cause tropical Byblis seed death.

 

Considering the location where you live,

My location is advantageous than yours. The mid-summer climate where I live is very hot and humid. It might be similar to northern Australia (except dry season). The full-sunlight is very strong.

I recommend you search Greg Allan-san's posts in this forum. The north latitude in the location where you live is almost the same as the location where he lives. I believe there are some suggestions and hints for you in Greg-san's posts.

 

May your seeds germinate and grow up outstanding plants!

 

Kind regards from the Far East

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Thanks mate!

 

Ok so I will wait a little longer and sow B. guehoi next april on a south facing windowsill. If all goes well I will move them to the greenhouse in May.

 

Cheers!

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