• Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions for germination. This improved seed primer disc contains a range of natural substances which have been found to overcome dormancy and stimulate seed germination in a wide range of species
  • Carnivorous plant seeds that respond best by using this method is the winter-growing South African sundews like Drosera pauciflora, cistiflora and hilaris to name but a few, as well as tuberous sundews and all varieties Byblis, with the exception of Byblis liniflora for which no stratification is needed
  • The degree of response varies with the species but on average, treated seed samples give at least double the number of seedlings when compared to untreated samples and is a great alternative to the use of GA3 (or small housefires) for seed germination
  • Generally the disc is soaked in water to create 'smoke water'. This simulates the natural conditions of the first rains after the winters' bushfires which promote germination


  • Recommended dosage - use one disc for every 100 seeds
  • As required, place one paper disc in a container (eg. a cup)
  • Add 50ml water to the container to wash the primer from the paper
  • Soak the seeds for 24hours in this primer solution
  • Remove the seed and sow in seed trays or pots


  • For best results keep the packet sealed and store in a cool, dry place (below 20°C)
  • For extra long life store in the refrigerator at 4°C until used