For the past couple of years I've been trying to germinate Drosophyllum with 0% success. I finally got fed up and sowed them randomly in different plant pots last winter. Well a couple days ago I went outside and noticed something strange in my Ceph pot. I thought it was a weed at first but upon closer inspection, I realized it was actually a dewy pine!
Unfortunately it was growing right on top of my ceph so I had to risk separating the two. I carefully slid the soil out of the pot and pulled them off as a chunk but the dewy pine root was very long, even longer than the ceph root and became exposed. I dug a hole in my original dewy pine pot that hadn't been used since I set it up a couple years ago.. and set him in.
Well today I went outside and the little seedling had gone limp in the pot so I figured there wasn't much that I could do to save it. I sprayed some water on it and to my surprise a half hour later it was standing up again!
Any tips on keeping this baby alive would be very helpful. I heard they prefer a slight night time drop and since I live in a place with strictly lowland summers, I have it sitting under a tree that filters out only a small amount of sunlight. The soil is a mix of perlite, sand and vermiculite. I'm not sure if I remember correctly but there might be a tiny bit of peat in there too.
Any advice on watering? Does anyone out there use a fertilizer?
Sorry for the long post.