I was intrigued by the temperate species when I saw them in Western Australia a few years ago and tried growing them. However, the tropical heat sent them straight into summer dormancy...they never woke up and rotted away. :-(
So I got myself some seeds of the tropical species. The first germinated for me last December but the plants are at the moment, no bigger than 2/10". This is the second which germinated for me and I am very excited to share the pics of the seedlings! There are actually dew drops on the leaves! And this is a very very fast grower (compared to the other species). LOL
The seeds were sown on 28 April and they germinated on 9 May.
There are two seedlings in the pics. No glandular trichomes was observable on the 1st leaves.
A couple of days ago, I decided to transplant them into little individual containers.
As of today, glandular trichomes are observable on the 2nd and 3rd leaves. Each seedling is about 4/10" across.