What a droseraguy!
What a droseraguy!
Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
I'd advise that you learn to grow your Drosera from seed vs buying plants which were grown in conditions different from those you have. Plants grown from seed always seem healthier and happier since the weak die off and the rest are preadapted to your own conditions. The added plus is that you get many plants with which to experiment, trade and share. It's also cool to be a part of the whole process, sort of like seeing a movie from the start instead of halfway through. Seed is often available for far less money and the shipping is just a stamped envelope. I wrote out the whole process awhile back and I think it's still around in the article section.
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I killed it a long time ago but my venusta has long roots but will die,
does anyone have a suggested course of action? Do I put when the crown dies cut up the roots then lay under a small amount of peat?
It needs to die down then come out again,I guess coming from hawaii was too much for it
Last edited by jm82792; 06-21-2007 at 07:21 PM. Reason: The auction wnet way too high for the life spagnum,I would like a small start for my CP bog because I am cash strapped :(
I'm willing to try. Have sent envelope for some d. capensis (sp?) seed. Are you wonderful people able to "hold my hand" while I experiment with growing from the seed?
I tried some seed from the CP society a couple of years ago and failed miserably.
I now have sphagnum peat, perlite, and long fibered sphagnum on the way.
Will have to find the article mentioned above.
I have 3 books on cps and one just on sarracenias and I STILL don't feel comfortable trying this. We never did cps in my horticulture classes.
It's really pretty easy with all but a handful of plants. The only hard part is waiting for a plant to grow from a seed to an adult!
How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?
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I grow drosera from seed by sowing it in pots with other sundews
It works well for the easy species like spatulata.
Good to hear. Now I just have to get some seed!