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#1 User is offline   The PlantGuy 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

hi there, my first attempt at drosea!...I bought about 6 different types of seeds and sowed each species in a mix of peat/silica sand and another pot of long fiber moss. Here are some pics. I have them in a tray/dome with heater under. I wasn't sure of the germination rate so there's quite a few in there now. The first pic is syndery...Do i just keep them as they are until they get bigger? When do i need to concern about feeding? any suggestions? thanks!

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:46 PM

You are doing a good job in germinating them!you can start to feed them with crushed fish pellet once you see 4-5 carnivorous leaves.because the plant may sometime lose the leaf that you have fed to mould.but don't worry, bigger leaves will grow soon grow out from the centre.you may want to try out with a couple of them first.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

I would remove the dome (covering) if I were you. Most sundews can tolerate lower humidity and need good ventilation. :flowers:/>
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

Thank you Darren and Cindy for the replies.

so in terms of feeding, judging from the pictures, I don't have to worry about that yet?.....

ok, i will remove the dome, i thought they did better in the high humidity? or is that more important during the germination stage? Humidity is around 40% in my basement..

thanks!
John

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:16 PM

You can try to harden the seedlings slowly so that your sundews can get used to the surroundings
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

From my experience, sundew can do well in low humidity,just like what Cindy said.But I find that plant become more dewy if humidity is rise a little higher.The humidity in my growing area is a little low,so I cover it when they are young.But remember to remove the dome a little by little over the span of 2 weeks.so they can adapt better. A sudden drop of humidity may stress the plant out.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

thanks! I will slowly take the cover off..
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:58 PM

View PostThe PlantGuy, on 23 January 2015 - 09:37 PM, said:

Thank you Darren and Cindy for the replies.

Humidity is around 40% in my basement..

thanks!
John


Hi John,

I am guessing that you are not living in Singapore. Do register at Terraforums where the largest community of carnivorous plants growers gather. The members there would be able to advise you better. Here, the ambient humidity is above 80% and with air-conditioning, it is around 50% :flowers:/>
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:18 PM

yes, i have registered there but its not approved for posting...been waiting a few days now...i didn't realize this was mainly from singapore LOL...actually i buy alot of plants from singapore!
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:18 AM

TF has a wait-for-some-time policy regarding registration. :flowers:/>
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