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    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
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    This is my second year I have grown my pygmy sundew. Each year I start a new pot of them, but what happened last year is also happening this year with my parent plants. My parent pygmies are dying after making some gemmae. So I will have no where near the amount I thought I was going to have avaiable to offer to people for the SASE in another post I made here.
    I did not think it was normal for pygmies to only last 1 year. I thought that they grow for several years.
    Any one else have the problem with the sundews starting to die after making gemmae?
    Any ideas why?


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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Steve, it's not normal for them to die after only a year. I have D. scorpioides that are 3 years old. My other pygmies are at least a year old and all have produced gemmae with no problem. I did lose a pot D. scorpioides this past year... unlike cactus they do need watered frequently. Have you checked the soil in the pots for pests? I recently found earthworms in a couple of my Utric pots. Wondered why they were looking so poorly the last few months. Also, aphids love sucking mine dry. Especially my D. scorpioides. I'm always battling them.
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