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Germination of

Drosera tokaiensis

Toka Sundew: Green-leaf sundew, cape sundew, sundew

Drosera tokaiensis

Drosera tokaiensis is a carnivorous plant that is native to Japan. The seeds of this plant are very small and require special attention during the germination process. Start by preparing a seedling mix that consists of peat moss, sand, and perlite in equal parts. Sow the seeds on the surface of the mix and press them down gently to make sure they make contact with the soil. Then, place the pot in a tray of water to keep the soil moist. Cover the pot with a plastic bag to create a humid environment, and place it in a bright, warm spot with indirect sunlight. Germination can take several weeks to several months, so be patient.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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