Alright, I know that Genlisea are kind of obscure within the obscure hobby known as carnivorous plant cultivation, but has anyone grown genlisea aurea from seed (or really any type of genlisea for that matter)?
I just got some G. aurea seeds and would like to try growing this intriguing plant. Here is tentatively what I am going to do:
I measured out approximately 3 parts peat + 1 part sand, got it fairly wet and microwaved it for 5 minutes (to kill the nasties). I will be sowing about half the seeds on top of the soil, and keeping it in my grow room which is kept around 80F - 90F and 16 hour light cycle (4 t5 bulbs). The other half I am going to hold on to for when I get some GA3. (I might try TCing these guys too just for fun... but I do not have a lot of seeds to play with )
I only managed plants for seeds once, but this is what I found out so far.
Don't think you're going to need GA3. Put the seeds on top (don't cover) of milled sphagnum or peat and place in a container that is almost as deep as the pot so that the water level is just below the surface of the pot (in other words, get your medium soaking wet). Place under bright light at temperatures above 20 degrees C and wait. Most important thing is to have very fresh (like less then 2 months old) seeds.
O, and don't try to transplant unless you can do it with a big piece of soil.