In all my years of growing carnivorous plants I have never grown Dionaea from seed before, I have never had the need or requirement really. However last year for the first time I gathered some seed off a typical clone and planted it at Xmas in a cold porch. The resulting seedlings are pleasing and have surprised me with how some have coloured up in a location where they only get 4-5 hours of sunlight and that is not direct, this early in the season. Cheers Steve
Last Edit: May 19, 2019 11:50:10 GMT by stevebooth: clarification
Having read the perceived wisdom years ago that fly traps aren’t really worth growing from seed because it takes too long for them to grow and mature it’s something I’ve never bothered doing since I started this hobby many years ago. I have various typicals growing outside from purchases undertaken at a whim when out shopping. Last year for no real reason, I harvested some seed and having found them in my seed box sowed them with no real enthusiasm. Having seen the seedlings I can see even at this early stage the diversity that is being shown and am beginning to regret not having done it sooner....,.
Thanks Doug Unfortunately, I have no means of forcing them under lights, but have moved them into the greenhouse which is well populated with springtails and hope that the increased light and heat will work their charms. Cheers Steve
A second tray of many hundreds of seedlings that I won’t have enough space to accommodate next year. I can see I will need a clear out and a new system to accommodate my newly acquired desire to grow these plants.
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