12-26-2014, 02:55 PM
D.rupicola gets even more interesting as the season moves along.
Last edited by Cthulhu138; 12-26-2014 at 02:56 PM.
12-26-2014, 04:48 PM
I knew it was a mistake giving up my lowii x ephippiata. Thing is gorgeous!
Looking good as always..
12-26-2014, 05:05 PM
great plants and superb pics. my fave is the leonardi, showing some fangs.
12-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Yeah, it's a pretty cool plant. Should be interesting considering how similar the 2 species are. It sure is a lot faster than either parent, that's for sure !
Originally Posted by mass
12-26-2014, 05:26 PM
Johnny, how close do you keep your lights to your dews? I had a REALLY THICK flower stalk grow from my D. aliciae and it formed quite plump, fertile looking flower buds. A couple of them began to bloom and then the flower stalk unfortunately got fried being too close to my T-5 lights. Was my fault for letting it come into contact w/ the light fixture, I just cannot see how I could let it bloom without moving it to a different spot on the rack. Completely turned black and withered. Any advice on allowing the stalks to grow naturally and produce seed without letting them burn up on the lights? Newb mistake.
Last edited by Radagast; 12-26-2014 at 05:27 PM.
12-26-2014, 05:38 PM
I keep my lights about 18"- 24" above most of the Drosera. I still have trouble with some of the tuberous species frying their tips at that height though.
12-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Oh wow alright. I would not have guessed that height. I've been told to keep the lights no higher than 8-12 inches above and I've got T-5's. Maybe that's why my drosera are so red lol.
12-26-2014, 05:42 PM
8"-12" is fine if you don't want flowers. Plants might not be quite as red with the lights higher but at least you'll get some seed.
12-26-2014, 05:46 PM
That is a killer collection of Drosera. I would be surprised if anybody on the east coast could compare.
Last edited by theplantman; 12-26-2014 at 05:47 PM.
12-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Thanks. It just keeps growing too..........
Originally Posted by theplantman