I figured I might show off something that I was surprised to see work sooo effectively. May be helpful for a lot of people in the future who plan to try and grow these from seed as well.
A little while back ie., we did a BCP order where I ordered some B. reducta, B. tatei and catopsis seed.
As expected, unfortunately no germination for most. But, when I saw the catopsis seed, I remembered something from my idol Sir David Attenborough's documentaries. Many seed which have a furry or stringy covering in some of these places need to be burnt before they can actually germinate. They can wait for years if they have to.
So, I split up the catopsis seed into two bunches. For one bunch, I directly put it in the same pot without any treatment.
Seed of catopsis.
For another small bunch, I took a match and actually burnt the seed and planted them.
Check this out...amazingly... its the burnt clump with a high germination rate that actually grew out into cute little Catopsises
This is a little pot with a bunch of random seed in it. Currently I thew a bit of darlingtonia seed in there that I got from a good friend. Still awaiting germination.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5