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Thread: Like a phoenix from the ashes... D. graomogolensis

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    Like a phoenix from the ashes... D. graomogolensis

    My prized D. graomogolensis perished a month or so ago. Some kind of tiny white worm-ish critter attacked the clump from the inside out. They appeared about a couple millimeters in length and possibly 0.010" in diameter... and once exposed they were very fast moving indeed, highly mobile. (I have also found these same critters outside attacking immature rose buds)

    Anyways, treatment was made and the pest eradicated, but not before the damage to the dew had been done, slow death followed... or so I thought

    before the attack:


    and today


    woohoo, while a long road back...it's alive, it's alive
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    Looks like you've got several plants returning from the ashes. What a relief!

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    That's great news! I only start to consider giving up on a "dead" plant after six months. Lois says wait three years!

    BTW: Did the flowers ever bloom last year?
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    That rocks ! I've been waiting myself for 2 D. hirtella to come back but in the last year it seems only U. bisquamata and D. capensis have popped up. Dang it all. Nice job
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Looks like you've got several plants returning from the ashes. What a relief!
    It looks like at least 4 or 5 eh?
    All the best,
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    sweet! one of my absolute favorite species of drosera.
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    thanks for the support everyone, i was really bummed about losing it... guess I have had it about 4yrs now

    Warren, it bloomed but the bloom was deformed for some reason, I think it needed a little nutrient boost when the bud was forming but I was so gun shy I just let it be... but I knew the flower bud/head wasn't developing correctly

    I have tried doing leaf cuttings in every combination of conditions i can think of and have yet to have one strike. There are some refs online saying it is "easy" (graomogolensis specific)... well Ive always thought i could grow a rock if i wanted too... but dang cloning these has eluded me. Ive tried LFS, milled, ceph mix, pure water, bright light, dim light, rooting hormone, no hormone.. etc etc etc, the cutting just looks at me for about a month and then goes black...

    the possibility of this turning into multiple plants is exciting... but I'm going to play it safe, if anyone has had success with leaf cutting this species please advise on how you do it

    it's no wonder this puppy is so rarely found in cultivation

    and I think i can count as many as 10 sprouts
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    Maybe root cuttings are the way to go. The tip off usually is if the roots are kind of thick.
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