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    Pygmy drosera is looking like it is going to form gemmae...

    I currently have it under lights on a 12 hour cycle. What should I do next?

    Increase or decrease the photoperiod?
    Increase or cut back on the water?
    The rest of the plants in the same pot are still flowering...would they go into gemmae production too if I change the conditions?

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    They produce gemmae after a dry, hot summer, when the rains and cool temps revive the plant. It's opposite thinking to those of the Northern Hemisphere.

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    So can you get them to produce gemmae by cutting back on water? I would like to make a good population of my Drosera roseana.

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    Thanks, Jimscott.
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    poolboy101, on the contrary. Gemmae production will be encouraged by wet and cool conditions, as well as shorter photoperiod.

    Do you grow them under lights like me? What I am doing now is to reduce the photoperiod by two hours, from 12 hours to 10 hours. Also, I move the pot to an area where the light intensity is lower. Within a week, the plants are beginning to show signs of gemmae production!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    poolboy101, on the contrary. Gemmae production will be encouraged by wet and cool conditions, as well as shorter photoperiod.
    It gets sunny in the day with wet 40F lows it has done this for 2 weeks along with a short photoperiode. Could anyone supply some gradual gemae pics ? I am looking at mine I don't see anything but I may be wrong.

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    Try this link: http://mkt24.blog.ocn.ne.jp/photos/p...tos060806.html

    Btw, I think gemmae may appear after 4-6 weeks of consistent wet and cold weather. Not sure if you'll get anything in 2 weeks except slower growth and no new appearance of leaves from the centre. To give mine a push, the pot goes into the wine cooler for 14 hours.
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    Nothing yet I still see new leafs...................................

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