A question from a fellow grower:
I have 2 Gold Leaf plants growing nicely. However, I lost 3. Let me know how to get 100%.
I germinate in warm distilled water and typically all seeds sprout. When the root is about 1 inch, I transfer to potting material (Sunshine Pro–sphagnum peat moss, perlite, dolomite, and I add vermiculite for seedlings). I use a heated and hooded starting tray with plenty of humidity until they are ready for a final pot. For whatever reasons, some flourish and some don’t. Sometimes the puny, “late bloomer” becomes the best plant and vice versa. Sometimes there is 2-3 weeks difference in growth for seeds germinated at the same time.
I’m wondering how to hone my technique at the pre-seedling & seedling stage.