On this page you can order seeds of our plants for sale. Please keep in mind that growing seeds of carnivorous plants takes a bit of skill and endurance, as you will be dealing with very tiny seeds and plants that will take a long time to grow up. While the price of the seeds might be lower than a plant, a plant will also produce lots (more!) of seeds quickly and is more likely to survive.
There won't be a detailed description of the plant species on this page, please proceed to the plant pages for more info. Here we will focus on seed specific matter in the description.
Unless stated differently you can use coco peat and if you have/find add 50% SILICA sand (try buisnesses selling water filters). We usually use slightly aged (more black than brown) coco peat, but use also fresh coco peat if nothing else is available. Some people cover their seeds with a transparent lid or saran wrap, but if they stay permanently wet it can be done without as well. Be aware that carnivorous plant seeds (esp. Drosera, Utricularia, Pinguicula ...) can be EXTREMELY small, open their packet CAREFULLY, with no wind around. Consider doing it on a sheet of white paper, so if something falls down, you can still recover it. Put the seeds on the surface of the soil, don't bury them. Keep seeds out of sun and once you see germination, gradually expose them to more sun every day, but make sure the sun doesn't dry the soil too much. Make sure your seed container has bright light and air movement, otherwise molds might develop. Watch out for moss, slime or any other weeds that could overgrow your seedlings. Don't fertilize.
Be warned that we have thousands of flowering sundews that are dispersing their seeds all over our nursery, but they NEVER germinated below our growing tables on regular garden soil, so... coco peat it is :)
We are trying our best to give you quality seed, but we can not guarantee germination. Some species are easier to propagate through seeds than others. The quantity of seeds is usually indicated, but we can also not guarantee that it is correct, as sometimes leftovers of seed pods might be confused for seeds, or some seeds might be sterile. But usually if we are in doubt, we put more seeds to offset those issues. We will try to reharvest the seeds at least annually (as many plants flower only once a year like VFT), as most seeds can be stored for at least up to one year (unless indicated otherwise).