I'm wondering if D. multifida's powers of resurrection are anything like D. capensis. Over spring break I accidentally left my multifida over in my parents house. My mother has something of a black thumb so I'm not sure to what conditions the plant was exposed. I do know that she put it out once it became consistently warm again, and that she had used distilled water under strict instructions from myself. Today I came home to find the plant mostly dead aside from one small stalk already in the process of dying. The sun has been strong lately and the top of the soil was a tad crispy (although my mother insists she had filled the water tray to at least 3 inches not 2 days ago). So, What I need to know is that is there a possibility of growth coming back or is my plant well and truly gone?
On a related note, my D. binatas seem to keep declining more and more with each passing dormancy. I use the fridge method with fungicide, and every year they come back fewer and less vigorous. What's going on?