Ordered some Drosera seed from eBay - I was nervous because I had terrible luck the last time I tried them from seed, but this time I've had excellent luck! Lots of itty bitty seedlings. Which is good, as I've promised many of them away - it's amazing, you tell family and friends you're growing a plant that eats fruit flies, and everyone wants one.
They're all in 2 inch pots, in a covered water tray. I have D. tokaiensis, D. capillaris, D. Snydery and D. capensis. I've only grown capensis before, and I'm very excited to have a few varieties this time.
I'm very jealous of everyone's photo-taking abilities, this is the only one of my photos that came out. But they're cute little guys
Thank you all for you kind words And yes, I'm certainly hooked. Getting ready to try putting my flytraps down for the winter, and deciding what to grow next.
My wee babies have gotten big enough to start catching things.
Corinac - best of luck!
If you're growing them in long fiber sphagnum as I did, it is a good idea to sterilize - I didn't, and had lots of grass come up, and I kept trying to convince myself they were drosera until they were very obviously not.
Here are my little green guys that I got from WillyCKH and StickyIcky. My first time growing Drosera (D. tokaiensis and D. nidiformis) from seeds. They're very very very tiny, let's see if you guys can find any
Hello everyone, I received the seeds, planted them on October 10 on top of some sphagnum moss, they sprout and since a few days they even start having the round shape of the real plants which made me sure is not the moss growing. I am so happy and thankful to the person that sent them to me because his seeds are the only ones sprout, 2 other sources I see no activity. Here are some pictures, sorry for the quality but the baby plants are really tinny: I also filmed them and explained the story of starting this in case you want to watch it on youtube, I will make updates I really hope they will do well, I grow some orchids and the fungus knats are a real pain for me especially in the colder seasons: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDZM3Oe60k
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