Pyro,Originally Posted by [b
You didn't quote the thread where you mention your own homemade laterite... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
The last post in that thread (from Tamlin) mentions:
I have had this happen twice to me - both times with plants from the same grower... The 1st time I lost a small D. ordensis. I kept it humid and warm and watched it slowly deteriorate ... and die... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
The 2nd time, I received several plants, all very healthy. Here's one of them (a D. broomensis - as I received it):
The plants had very little shipping stress but started to deteriorate. Everything I did - didn't help.... I asked the maestro (Forbes) and he said he would also do what I'd done - but the next day he sent another email recommending a possible option - let them dry out and go dormant (if that's what they want). It really didn't feel right - take a plant that's dying and remove most of the moisture while keeping it under strong lights and decent heat.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] . Well, that's what I did and the 'rotting' that was creeping over the leaves stopped and the plants formed a bud similar to a D. rotundifolia hibernacula. Several weeks went by (maybe longer) and some of the D. broomensis leaves started to open. I proceeded to give it regular water amounts and stuck it under a humidity dome. It has continued to sprout new leaves and look 'alive'. This process has now happened with another D. broomensis and a D. derbyensis - so far with apparently good results. There's another larger D. derbyensis that hasn't shown any inclination to sprout leaves so I'm keeping it in a reduced water regime for now. Here's a current pic of it:
I definitely don't feel like I'm out of the woods yet with these guys but at least it appears I'm heading in the right general direction.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] They keep trying to teach me, hopefully I can keep learning....