That's the easiest way to propagate this plant.
I just take the flower stalks and place them into the soil. A new plant pops up.
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Very cool! Mine are flowering like crazy, so hopefully I'll get a plantlet or two.
jimscott, is the plant growing in cooler and more shady conditions as compared to D. adelae?
elgecko, do you bury the flower stalks under media? And what conditions do you keep the flower stalks in?
Cindy, it's inside, right on the grow rack. Going by instincts, I have the plantlets restin on the soil surface. Plants like this tend to develop roots right where they are touching the soil surface. But then again, this is new to me.
Burying isn't really necessary, Cindy. When the scape fully unfurls, the tip will find a solid surface to rest on. If it's moist, an offset will sprout. You can prop the flower scapes into media if you want, but it only sprouts from the very end anyways and it still has to unfurl completely and you only get one, so that doesn't really speed the process up much. Nice pics, jim. Do you have a good colony going? Once I got to six or seven adult plants I just started letting them grow into anything they wanted (away from pots of other things, though.) I've long since stopped trying to count them - this one can be a real pest in ideal conditions.
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What are your growing conditions? My prolifera seems to really struggle to make dew.
Luckily they are pretty easy to propagate by leaf pullings as well. For whatever reason the plantlet that I received was struggling and started going down hill fast. I was able to take two leaf pullings from it. They both sprouted. One is much faster than the other and has already put out a few leaves with dew of its own. The other has the little green bumps, it's still thinking about making leaves.
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I've found that they seem to appreciate cooler temps than my other dews.
Also, don't cut the runner until the new plant gets fairly decent sized. It takes much longer if you cut it too soon.
Anyone actually cut the flower stalk off and lay it on media for the plantlet to sprout?
Or must the flower stalk remain on the plant?