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SEEDS
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WE DO NOT SELL SEEDS, BUT OFFER SOME GROWING INFORMATION ADVICE BELOW.


SOWING SEEDS
Prepare a pot as you would for a mature carnivorous plant.  We suggest 75% sphagnum peat moss and 25% propagating sand.  Premix and moisten the media.  Then sprinkle the seed upon the surface.  Do not cover the seeds.  Keep the pot moist, as you would for a growing carnivorous plant, and wait.  Germination can take months for some varieties of carnivorous plants, even up to 2 years sometimes.  Keep in a well lit area, which has at least 4 hours of strong sunlight a day.  Once the seeds start to grow, slowly increase the amount of light.  In controlled growing houses, you can sow seeds all year round.  If not, only sow during spring and summer.
If you do not have access to sphagnum peat moss, you can use sphagnum moss as an alternative growing media.  If the sphagnum moss is live, soak it in boiling water first to kill the moss.  Otherwise the live sphagnum moss will overgrow the seeds.

STRATIFICATION
Leave the seed in the plastic bag you receive it in and place it in the crisper section of the fridge for 6-8 weeks.  This simulates the seeds natural environment, where the parent plant drops its seeds during autumn, it remains dormant over winter, and then germinates in spring.  After that time, sow the seed as shown above in "Sowing Seeds".

DARLINGTONIA - stratify as above.  Then sow as shown in "Sowing Seeds".

DIONAEA MUSCIPULA - Sow these seeds immediately as shown in "Sowing Seeds", as they have a higher germination rate the fresher the seeds are.

DROSERA -
Cold climate Drosera's need stratifying as above.  Then sow as shown in "Sowing Seeds".
Temperate and warm climate Drosera's sow immediately as shown in "Sowing Seeds".

NEPENTHES - Sow these seeds immediately as shown in "Sowing Seeds", as they have a higher germination rate the fresher the seeds are.

PINGUICULA - Sow these seeds immediately as shown in "Sowing Seeds", as they have a higher germination rate the fresher the seeds are.

SARRACENIA - stratify as above.  Then sow as shown in "Sowing Seeds".

UTRICULARIA - Sow these seeds immediately as shown in "Sowing Seeds", as they have a higher germination rate the fresher the seeds are.


 

This Page was last updated on Monday, 16 May 2016