Is this a disease on my seeds? (Golden Cane Palms)
I buy Golden Cane Palm seeds in bulk, usually I just throw them straight into Styrofoam boxes sitting on potting mix and covered with course sand (works a treat and they grow without problem)
This time however I'm in Winter here and these are tropical plants, whilst cold tolerant it's not really ideal throwing them under wet sand that is likely to remain around 0-10c (32-50f) for the next 2-3 months. So I placed them in plastic ziplock bags, laid them out in my bedroom closet floor on top of an electric blanket on its low setting placed a CFL Floodlight shining on them all day (this is to prevent a fungus that can take over in warm & DARK conditions
So all seems well, temps are consistently around 19c (66f) but it seems the pure humid environment trapped in those ziplock bags has caused some sort of fungus stuff to grow anyway. I figure doing nothing is suicide for the seeds so I've moved the lot into my bath, washed with a mild soapy mix, gotten 90% of the "white stuff" off the seeds and placed them back in the closet this time sitting on top of plastic sheet with nothing covering the top. They will breath now.
Has anyone seen this problem before? Can I expect to have taken care of the problem or will it continue to take over now anyway? I figure I have ended the conditions that allowed it to prosper so I'm hoping the last 10% of it will die in time.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
On plant Dypsis lutescens
- 3 Jul, 2009