The petiolaris dews are far from hard to grow. You just have to keep them hot and humid, which is super easy. I just have a seedling heat mat under the tank, and the lights do the rest during the day.
Someday I will have a proper inside setup, but for now I am happy living vicariously through your pics, I am still struggling to keep a regia alive inside the house, pathetic.
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In the fourth picture, what is the purplish dew in the top left corner?
Those are adelae... Thats what they do in higher light.. They turn dark red, more compact and with skinny leaves. When my ex was taking care of my plants while I moved, he did something to the timer so that the plants were getting 22 hours of light a day for.. months. I only discovered it once I got my plants back and plugged everything in. So a fair amount of my pings and sundews were reeaaaalllyy pissed off. Most of them are recovering.. The adelae are still kinda pissed.
It's not just your amazing collection or your horticultural abilities that impress me but your presentation is so nice. Doesn't hurt that you are such a good photographer either.
A cold one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all. - SB
WOW. Ha ha! I hope none were lost.
I'm still trying to dial in my adelaes.
Well my D. schizandra decided to propegate itself.. Apparently its just like adelae when the roots are exposed to any light at all.. I contemplated leaving them where they were, at the base of the adult plant, in the moss jar.. But they were really struggling due to the lack of light, totally sheltered by the adult schiz's leaves.. So I clipped off the root, cut the babies apart and put them in pots.. So far they seem to be doing ok. A couple are dewing back up..
Adult schiz leaf.
Some new pics since its been a while...
D. rotundifolia - Skagit County, Washington - extinct population
P. macroceras from DJ. They're doing really good.
My VFTs are doing pretty good right now..
Darlingtonia - Siskiyou Mt
D. graminifolia seedlings. So far im pretty sure these are true graminifolia and not spiralis, as their leaves unfurl in a perfect spiral.
D. roraimae from Max. Also doing really well
baby D. villosa from Travis' give away
Some of the Pings.. Sadly my gypsicola think its time to go dormant, because I keep having to turn off the plant lights due to the room/plant shelves massively overheating during the really hot days... Arrggg...
newest addition, a mega huge P. gigantea, next to a pretty good sized P. 'Gina'