Sarracenia seedlings

daniella3d

Carnivore
Hi everyone, I started some seeds in October 12 and they are growing nicely.

I stratified them in the fridge in wet paper towel and forgot them there for 3 months + and thought they would not germinate but most of the seeds have come out.

I had to buy a humidity dome with T5HO lighting to raise them. Put all in peat with a bit of perlite. I also had to buy a heat mat because temperature was 18C in my house. I leave the light on 24/7 and will skip dormancy for the first 2 years.

I read about fertilizing them with MaxSea so I bought some and will start to spray them with 1/4 tsp per gallon solution every week or fill the pitchers when they have some.

Anything else I could do?

Here are some pics of them, Areolata Medowview White Knight OP, and Leucophila alba OP:



 

daniella3d

Carnivore
I saw creepy little fungus gnat larvae at the top of the medium, what should I do? leave them be or try to kill them with H2O2? I hand picked about a dozen and I am pretty sure there are still some. will they kill my seedlings?
 

daniella3d

Carnivore
They are growing nicely! The interesting thing is that from the 2 batch of seeds that I sowed, one batch came from smaller seeds and at first produced much smaller seedlings, but now they are catching up with the bigger ones and are almost the same size, so they seem to grow faster. I have seen some fungus gnats and they don't seem to bother the plants much. I am even starting to see some caught inside the larger pitchers.




 

daniella3d

Carnivore
Could this be a leuco red stripe throat? or maybe a moorei? It has red on its throat and the leuco white spots. It's a leuco green OP seedling.





And this definitely show some areolata x purpurea? :



And what about this one? what does it look like? These are areolata seedlings OP, at least if they did not make a mistake labeling the seeds:



And an update on the seedlings, now 5 months old. The tallest is around 6'' tall. this is 3 months since the last picture posted in this thread. They did a lot of growing.

 
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daniella3d

Carnivore
Do you leave the light 24/7? That's what I do and they grow faster that way. Plus, I now grow them in a grow tent, with humidity at 70%, and temperature at 78F more or less. I have been spraying them with MaxSea every week. Now they are big enough to have Maxsea in the pitchers.
 

Stanley

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Wow. My seedlings look like crap compared to yours. Could be the substrate though as I have them in milled LFS.
 

daniella3d

Carnivore
Wow. My seedlings look like crap compared to yours. Could be the substrate though as I have them in milled LFS.
You should use good peat moss instead. Little sarracenias enjoy foliar spray with fertilizer like Maxsea diluted 1/4 of the recommended dose. I spray them every week with this. And now that they have big enough pitcher, I inject this inside their pitchers. They grow like weeds now. This fertilizer is so good that 2 of my rare orchids are blooming. They had not done so for 4 to 5 years.
 

Stanley

Carnivorous Plant Addict
You should use good peat moss instead. Little sarracenias enjoy foliar spray with fertilizer like Maxsea diluted 1/4 of the recommended dose. I spray them every week with this. And now that they have big enough pitcher, I inject this inside their pitchers. They grow like weeds now. This fertilizer is so good that 2 of my rare orchids are blooming. They had not done so for 4 to 5 years.
I wonder if I should just transplant the babies into peatmoss/sand mix because they don't seem to be doing well in my Chilean LFS.
 
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