Did you try putting a heat pad underneath? it would boost them before summer so they grow faster. Also give them some Maxsea 1/4 dilution as foliar spray. you could buy a grow tent like I did. it is much easier to keep the correct temperature inside of it. I paid 79$cad for it but in the usa it is around 60$ for that size of tent. It keep my seedlings at 25C to 26C although our house is around 20C. My seedlings sow in October now have 8 to 9 pitchers and around 4'' tall.
Post by drummer230 on Feb 16, 2019 12:30:29 GMT -5
That’s a lovely set up! Yeah, I have heating mats under them, and I’m using maxsea, but I can’t seem to get the temperature above 65. I’ll look into the tent for sure! That’s nice! Your plants look great too!
Post by drummer230 on Feb 20, 2019 20:37:20 GMT -5
@bristol asked me about my restratification experiment. Basically, I had seeds in a damp paper towel in the fridge for 4 weeks and then sowed them. I had very poor germination rates, so I picked them off the surface of peat with tweezers and restratisfied them for 4 weeks in the fridge using peat. Germination was much better the second time around for crosses that germinated. I’d say approximately 60-70% of seeds germinated after the second stratification. There are still a few pots with hardly any germination, but at this point I’m blaming old seeds considering I bought seeds from two different sources and one source is approaching 100% germination and growing well, and the other source has been a mixed bag with some pots with less than 20% germination.
I'm still learning new techniques from TSF. Re-Strat as oppose to pluck-in-off and discarding. INCREDIBLE! Got to love it! It worked! Your patience paid off. Thank you for updating and sharing your successful experience, drummer230.
Are those the seeds that you put in second round of stratification? they look good, they have a nice red color.
Yes, some of them are from the second round. I still have a lot of ungerminated seeds though. I have a second batch of seeds that I just purchased in stratification right now. I am giving these guys more oxygen and hope that helps. Hopefully, the existing seedlings will put on more growth now that temperatures have warmed.
Post by daniella3d on Apr 15, 2019 18:56:55 GMT -5
I see. It might be because of the seeds, because out of the 8 packs of seeds that I got last time, the 2 that I got from sarracenia addiction on ebay were like 99% germination rate, the 6 other that I got were between 20% to 60% germination rate. It's obvious that some seeds are not as vigorous.
I’m trying outdoor stratification since I’m in zone 9. Just got my seeds down today, since it’s finally cold enough.
I only did about half of the seeds for each, cause I also wanna try to grow some under the lights and compare.
Update: My outdoor stratification seedlings are starting to come along well now. I just put a batch under the lights this past week as well, we will see how those compare. I'm sure they will do better just because endless hours of light, however the ease of sowing outdoor, it's like "just set it, and forget it."
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5