Ok so this last Monday I was able to receive 46 seed from 6 different species of ant plant and I thought you all would possibly like to see them grow.
They are setup in my 10g propagation/germination tank and lit by a 2 bulb 4' T8 as that's what I had extra laying around here to use
I planted them all in milk caps with a hole drilled in the center for drainage. It works well since when they get big enough they are easily transplanted by simply adding lfs to a larger pot without root disturbance. I prefer to use bonsai type containers or 4" plastic water trays with holes drilled for drainage if big enough to need it. Cheap easy solution until they are big enough for a permanent pot.
Anyways here's current pics of the germination. They are starting to sprout quite well and hopefully in a couple weeks they will be recognizable of what they eventually will end up being. I plan to update this weekly if there's any interest.
I will keep this updated It's looking very promising so far as every single seed I have down has sprouted except for one. I just have to see if they stay growing long enough to produce a caudex and a leaf or two. From what I have been told it's a couple months. This is my first go with these types of seeds and I'm quite pleased with the results so far
I'm running 32/26*C day/night and 80-85% RH. ( yeah I had to find a converter lol)
Kinda surprised they needed that much water but they dry up a bit by the end of the day. I was watering every other day but they looked a little to dry to me so I started watering daily and they exploded. Apparently they need more water than I anticipated. I was told evenly moist but wet is more like it IMO. I have upped my watering of my larger plants based off this and I'm waiting to see what happens.
They need well draining pots and well saturated media. But definitely not setting in water.
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