Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 10, 2016 8:16:06 GMT -5
...Good luck with these Dany! I have tried Heliamphora seed, from various sources, five or six times......Dismal success rate - 0%. These will just not pop for me. I have stopped buying/trading as it is a shame to waste such valuable seed. I hope these do well for you. Happy Growing!
Germination times can vary dramatically from species to species, cross to cross. I've had nearly 100% germination in under 2 weeks for one cross, to another group that took nearly 9 months for the first to sprout and then had a 70% rate. (under identical conditions)
Age and how the seeds are stored can also have a dramatic effect,
Maturity rate is also variable, my "Beast" went from seed to flowering adult in less than 3 years. This was true not only for me but for others I shared sibling sprouts with (albeit very experienced Heliamphora growers) I've also has groups that took years to develop their first adult pitcher.
with Heliamphora, I would not give up on seed for 12 months
congrats on the successful germination,
(I would look at the lower seed with a loupe, looks odd to me, normally the radicle emerges from the end not the center, sort of looks like mold)
Post by shoggoths on Sept 11, 2016 21:10:13 GMT -5
Do not worry. It has happened to all of us at one time or another. I remember the first time my u. quelchii sent a weird leaf. I booked one of my friend, a good photographer to take the picture only to see the leaf open a few days later ...
Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 11, 2016 21:51:19 GMT -5
...very nice Heliamphora germination pics Briar, unfortunately for me, an unseeable sight in my grow spaces! Dany, some of my seeds looked similar to your top one. I also started to count my chickens before they hatched. Sorry for the downer, again, the best of luck!!!
Post by amanitovirosa on Sept 12, 2016 20:08:08 GMT -5
...I soaked some Heli seed in just plain rainwater for 24 hours, some for 48. Never had problems with mold, just zero germination. Dany, I've got some semi adult H. Sarracenioides x Purpurascens from BCP, a few group orders ago. You can come by and pick some up while you're waiting on those seeds. Just let me know. Cheers.
I actually thought it was a Sarracenia seedling until I looked at the label. This was the seed that did not have the mold in the above post. I'm pretty happy that it germinated. It was in 100% humidity with day temps of 23 degrees and nights of 14.
This is my first time growing them from seed so I was wondering when should I lower the humidity?
-First you get lured in by some sweet carnivorous plants, then it slowly digests your wallet
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?
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dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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