On 24 December 2006, Barry Rice sent me some Darlingtonia 'Othello' seed that he collected from his Darlingtonia field research site. In spring 2007, 6 of the seeds germinated and slowly grew over the summer. The photo below of the seedlings was taken on 26 December 2007.
Post by Not a Number on Sept 13, 2009 18:02:56 GMT
Unfortunately the one seedling I had from the seed batch that Dr. Barry Rice had distributed expired during one of the hot spells we had in Los Angeles.
I did obtain Darlingtonia californica Othello x ? seeds from the ICPS seed bank. These germinated in Feb 2007. Here are the survivors as of today. One plant will turn red so it can be eliminated as 'Othello' when I repot them individually next spring. As for the rest I'll just have to see what color the flowers are provided they survive that long. Potted in a mix of perlite and long fibre sphagnum moss.
This species is supposed to be fluoride sensitive and some perlite has high fluoride content so I'll try sand and long fibre sphagnum when I repot them.