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Name: Eric
Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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Hallow
May 28, 2020 12:50 PM CST
Great day in my home today. 2 of 5 of my welwitschia seeds sprouted. Yyyyaayyyy!!! But ok. Now what do I do to keep them growing. They been in a zip lock bag to them moist. Do I keep them in the bag? If so how long? These seeds we're expensive in I really want good plants from these. At this point what is the best care for them?
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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
May 28, 2020 12:59 PM CST
I would keep them in the high humidity environment. In my two tries with seeds I got them to the point where they had started to grow their main leaves, but after that I eventually all lost them. I never quite figured out if it was due to too wet or too dry. I suspect the latter, but am not sure.

Not sure if you were on the thread where we posted a number of links to websites with good information a while back. I forget what the thread was and do not have the links handy, but there are suggestions out there.

Keep yours in the high humidity time you see 4 leaves - the two that will eventually die off and the 2 that will become the plants only two leaves ever.
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Name: Eric
Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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Hallow
May 28, 2020 1:09 PM CST
[quote="mcvansoest"]I would keep them in the high humidity environment. In my two tries with seeds I got them to the point where they had started to grow their main leaves, but after that I eventually all lost them. I never quite figured out if it was due to too wet or too dry. I suspect the latter, but am not sure.

Not sure if you were on the thread where we posted a number of links to websites with good information a while back. I forget what the thread was and do not have the links handy, but there are suggestions out there.

Keep yours in the high humidity time you see 4 leaves - the two that will eventually die off and the 2 that will become the plants only two leaves ever.[/quote poops I goofed on this post
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