What are your conditions like? Your seedling seems to be growing pretty fast!
I have two germinating seeds in the same pot...but can't find one 'cos I dropped it into pot while transferring it. My sand is fine pond gravel so there are black bits and pieces. I actually tried looking for the seedling for 20 minutes! LOL
LOL!! The soil recipe I decided to try is 1 part each sand, vermiculite and perlite. I have them in my propagation terrarium which stays between 75F and 85F and RH above 70%. When it gets to about double the size it is now (its currently about an inch tall) I plan to start hardening it off to be placed in my main terrarium which stays around 75F and RH between 40-50%. Then when it is several inches tall, I plan to Slack pot it and let it enjoy our nice Mediterranean style central coast climate.
I do not have tray under it, I generally spray the surface twice a day to keep it moist, then give it a bottom watering probably once or twice a week. This will change pretty soon here of course.
Great picture Cindy! I was so excited when mine popped out! I actually stuck the remaining sowed seeds in my cheese fridge to simulate the cooler season (approx 50-55F). I am hoping that gets them going. The evenings here have been around 52-60F, I might take them out at night with my N. Hamatas. Here is an updated picture with a US Penny for size scale (sorry to anyone that has never seen a US Penny. If I remember next time, I probably still have some Euro and Swiss coins from last time I went to Switzerland). This was taken about 5 minutes ago:
On some of the other posts on Drosophyllum you will see us talking about this issue some. Often so much noise is made about not keeping Drosophyllum too wet, that folks loose plants to drying out. Been there, done that.
I now keep seedlings in a small amount of water. It's not very much, but just enough to keep the soil evenly moist. They seem to tolerate it just fine. When plants get older you can cut back some, but I frequently water until runoff, then let them be for awhile. Let them use up water in a tray before watering again, but when the soil surface is dry watch them. I almost lost an adult plant two weeks ago to drying out also. The trick is moist, not wet. Treat them more like an African violet. If you're using a terracotta pot, watch the color; if it is getting light, time to water.
Once you get the hang of these guys, I think they are one of the most rewarding cp to grow. They're super fast growing and deadly bug catchers.
Thanks, I will be sowing more seeds pretty soon here. I have a bout 50 to work with and want to do some experimenting on different germination technique, just been waiting for the temps to cool off a bit more.
I'll use your suggestion about the watering tray. The African violet example does shed some light- thank you