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    Drosera 'Big Easy'

    This late Spring through Summer was a busy time for my wife, Diane and I, we were kept busy with some of life's distractions.

    Well to abbreviate, I failed to water my main tray of full-size Drosera 'Big Easy' plants in 3 inch pots. They were dry long enough for all their leaves to dry to a black crunchy --- I gave up on them and left them in their dry tray for the next three to four months. Things began to settle down and I was finally able to start tending to my plants again. As I picked up the tray of Drosera 'Big Easy', intending to throw them out, clean their pots for reuse, I noticed that despite being very dry from 3-4 months there were many sprouts showing through the masses of black, crunchy, dead leaves. So instead of throwing them out, I watered them and recently trimmed away all the old dead leaves to see a virtual forest of Drosera 'Big Easy'.

    This Phoenix act was entirely unexpected. I have an even better respect for this Drosera clone. A non-tuberous drought-proof Drosera where I never expected to find one.
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    It's been a long time since I've seen you post Joseph. Hopefully all is going well for you.

    That's very interesting news. I would have thought like you, after being dry for that long nothing would be left.
    I'll remember that if I accidentally dry mine, not to throw it out. LOL



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    This news does not surprise me much. There is a reason the S. Af. Drosera are often called the winter growing Drosera. Maybe because I grow cistiflora and trinervia and alba and pauciflora (and even capensis) I just take for granted that these beasts can take dry spells.
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    and i cant keep the dang thing alive for more than a few months.........interesting observation Joseph.
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    Its always great to have that happen- i have had some Phoenix acts with south african non-tuberous rosetteed sundews. Always a pleasant surprise.
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