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« on: June 30, 2013, 19:31:41 »

Hi All, Just had some Vrieseas produce some pods for me, The fist time. What is the best way to go about sowing the seed. Any suggestions welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 22:00:20 »

Hey Conrad, I just sow it basically the same as Neo seed in clear, round 700ml takeaway containers. Just flatten your mix (about 2 inches deep with some small holes in bottom of container), spray thoroughly with water mixed with a fungicide. Then spread the hairy seed out as evenly as possible and then soak it through again with the spray bottle, put the lid on and....... WAAAAAAAIT. They take much longer than Neos and other genera to germinate and get to a resonable size for pricking out. If you have a heat pad, would recommend using it, as this seems to speed things up. Good luck !
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 19:47:11 »

Cool! I will do, I've done some Tillandsias so waiting isn't much of a problem. I assume the same method for Guzies and Alcanterea?

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 21:17:36 »

I haven't done Guz, but yes for Alcantarea.
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