Hi all, I just got some pings from czplants and though I would share for interests sake and feedback. I'm not sure how big pings are usually when they arrive but they look ok to me. The pots are 7cm cubes for reference. For my part I'm happy with them as small as they are and am hoping they all make it.
The P. ehlersiae (Ixmiqilpan) lost a few leaves but I've put them in ziploc with papertowel and light mist of water and hoping for the best.
The P. jaumavensis turned out to be four little plants and I hope they all make it.
Congrats! P. ehlersae is a lovely little plant. Under strrong light it'll develop a dark reddish/purple tint. They were packed in the LECA? Nice job by CZPlants. I've not ordered from them yet. Best of luck with them!
They were shipped bare root wrapped in a dry paper towel inside of a ziploc (individually) and the whole thing in a small cardboard box with bubble wrap inside.
I already had the sumi-soil on hand. It is ceramic wrapped around a charcoal core and it's supposed to be pretty good for plants that need aeration and a ph neutral environment. I added a pinch of dolomitic lime and then watered and drained thoroughly before the pings arrived and nervously placed them down an hour ago. They seem to be quite fragile little plants considering how succulent they look, but I didn't manhandle them more than I had to given their 9 day journey from the Czech republic.
Now I just need to find a Drosera zonaria (or seeds) from somewhere and I'll be a happy bunny for a while lol.
I also received 3 Drosophyllum seeds as a bonus and am hoping they germinate eventually. I scarified them and just plopped them onto some lfs and am hoping for the best.
Thanks, I look to you for inspiration as your pings look incredible. It looks like they are in winter mode due to a lack of drip edge, but under my conditions they should probably start producing summer leaves soon?
I have been feeding my baby drosera (most are 2-3 weeks old) tiny bits of bloodworm powder and it is very difficult to deal with leaves so small. The largest one is about 6mm wide and every time a tiny new leaf unfurls I hit it with some powder
Nice plants. Alex. Good luck with them. If any live leaves in good shape dropped off, put them on the sumi balls and keep them moist, or put them in a little plastic container with a lid, and they will probably sprout new plants for you. Whenever I get a new ping I usually pull a few leaves or gather any fallen leaves and start pullings, just in case.
You have to be careful with GA3 for a number of reasons. It's a common plant hormone but it is not processed by all plants equally.
It spoils in a humid environment. It's toxic to inhale, touch or ingest. The strength and duration of each seed treatment varies by species. If you have lots of seeds you can try many concentrations. You may also consider scarifying hard coated seeds first etc.
Pot growers apply it to feminize seeds, and in the right concentration it can turn them female, or cause a plant to produce both male and female flowers. This does not apply to all plants though.
Commercially it is used to make fruits bigger and to set more seed, sometimes those seeds could be sterile.
It could cause the plant to grow very tall and thin, like with etoliation.
While it can be used to break most types of dormancy I would suggest trying to read up on other people's experiments before trying on your own plants sometimes it has no noticeable effect.
I am currently experimenting with some of my ceph seeds and will be using it on sarracenia and tuberous drosera seed.
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