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Rafa

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Neomaricas and Trimezias
« on: February 14, 2007, 11:22:54 PM »
Hello,

I am experimenting with this method. Perlita with sistemic fungicide and water. I have put the seeds in the surface. I have grow some other species of Neomarica but I have never try this method.

What do you think?



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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 01:52:54 AM »
Looks like some new kind of board game Rafa. I hope you win.
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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 11:10:42 AM »
HAhAH yes it is Lesley. They are ice boxes, I think they could be perfect as a recipient just to germinate the seeds. After that I will put each germinated seed in classic pots. They are Trimezia steyermarkii, T. sincorana, T. galaxioides, T. martinicensis, Neomarica coerulea. N. northiana, N. sabini, N. fulmiensis, N. sp# Tepic-Nayarit and N.candida.

The plants I grow, are happy indoors in shade position.

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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 11:16:22 AM »
Rafa, will it not be difficult to keep these seeds with enough moisture in such small, shallow receptacles?
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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 03:31:15 PM »
Yes Maggi, you are actually right since the perlita is dry at this moment. I am going to change the receptacle in to a bigger one. I have seen a similar method in a german web page about neomaricas being planted ina bowl.

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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 04:45:50 PM »
Rafa, why don't you use 6 or 7 cm pots with drainage holes? Then using only perlite you could have the pots always standing in about 1 cm of water. The surface will be kept evenly wet and you don't have to worry about watering. Only fill up again when the level is coming to low. I tried N.coerulea last year, I was told it needed 30C for germination, I can't say if that is true because none germinated :(

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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 10:20:35 PM »
I assume we're talking centigrade here? I'd be surprised at anything NEEDING 30o to germinate. In temperate climates all growth stops completely around 26-7o.
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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 07:16:30 AM »
Lesley I perhaps were a bit indistinct using "needed". But I would say that in some more tropical species i very high temperature could favor germination. Last year I germinated Adansonias "Baobab trees" in 40C, they then came up i a few days, using a lower temperature it would take months and usually the seeds are ruined by soil pathogens before germination occurs.
Yes here in Sweden we talks degrees Celsius, a scale invented by the Swedish scientist Anders Celsius :)
Of course when it comes to actual growth 40C would be far to hot!

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Re: Neomaricas and Trimezias
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 11:20:24 PM »
Per-Ake you are right of course. Germination and growing are not the same thing and sometimes need quite different conditions applied to the same plant.
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