Just wanted to follow up with a couple more pics late March.
All I can say is that you can see in the pic taken in Dec. above that it looks like a D. montana var. tomentosa sprout from the roots. Fully formed leaves bursting forth from the soil, surely from the roots. YA RIGHT !! Well there must have been a rouge D. dielsiana root in the same pot. That will teach me to reuse soil.
The D. gram.... back from the roots !! A real phoenix.
Some N. splendiana x mixta seedlings. Thanks Tropics !