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Thread: Dormancy for my new plants (D. binata and D. filiformis)

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    So.... the D. dichotoma 'Giant' is looking more like a D. x 'Marston Dragon'. The first leaf has tapered off and looks just like a Marston Dragon claw -- H shaped with the tips curling forward like an Eastern Dragon's claw.

    Did I get the wrong plant, or is that possible with a D. dichotoma -- that early leaves would do the Marston Dragon thing instead of a normal shape?

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    From what I have been told, these cultivars take on their intended characteristics when the have been well-acclimated and mature.

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    It's just kinda weird that it's doing Dragon claws. I've heard of Marston Dragon growing Binata style leaves initially then switching to the dragon claws, but never Dragon Claws turning into dichotoma leaves. While I'd be happy enough with a D. Binata "Marston Dragon"... I'd rather have the dichotoma "giant" that I paid for...

    D. Binata "Marston Dragon" doesn't need dormancy though... at least, I don't think. So at least there's that.


    Still no activity from the D. Binata T-form. I'm keeping it nice and moist, though. Adelae is dewing up again though, so. Yay.


    Can't see any of the Filiformis "Florida All Red" seeds in my LFS, which is turning nice and green. I fear they fell between cracks and are now lost. In theory I could flood the container (moreso than it already is, mind) and they'd float...

    I still have a few more dry and in the fridge, I might try them on standard Peat instead of LFS next.

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    D. Tracyi is waking up, lots of new growth all of a sudden. Nothing super weird or special with it, the hibernating buds just started growing outward. Really need to see them all curled up.

    D. dichotoma seems to be growing another dragon claw. Wonder how many it'll have to do before I give up and admit to myself that it's a D. Binata "Marston Dragon" and not a dichotoma.

    D. Binata T-Form is sending up a shoot. I think it's not quite buried deep enough -- there are weird... tuber... like things shooting up slightly then into the pot, I believe you experts call them "roots". Whoops. Fortunately the pot is not overfull, so I can just add more soil or live LFS.

    Adelae is switching between dewy in spots and completely not dewy at all. Rather weird.

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    ya dude, it can take quite a long time before they develop the intended characteristics of the plant. In my experience, D. 'Marston Dragon' will eventually branch off like D. binata var. multifida, but it is a bit thicker and doesn't have as many points. But then again, I can't quite grasp the idea of an H shape. It's not a Y right now?

    and i don't think I'd flood the pot. If they germinate (which will take a while), a few will most likely find their way to the surface and take off from there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPlantaholic View Post
    ya dude, it can take quite a long time before they develop the intended characteristics of the plant. In my experience, D. 'Marston Dragon' will eventually branch off like D. binata var. multifida, but it is a bit thicker and doesn't have as many points. But then again, I can't quite grasp the idea of an H shape. It's not a Y right now?

    and i don't think I'd flood the pot. If they germinate (which will take a while), a few will most likely find their way to the surface and take off from there...
    Well, it's supposed to be D. dichotoma, not D. 'Marston Dragon'... And no, it's not Y. What it's doing is an H with curled tips.

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    With the + being where the stem is, coming out of the exact opposite of the sticky bits. The newest leaf seems to be coming out the same way.


    I have a camera incoming, should be able to show you better in a week or so.

    Actually, no need -- CC has a picture up that's pretty similar to what I got. Guess I'm just getting anxious.

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    Hm. I can't seem to see any of my D. Filiformis seeds in the LFS anymore, is that bad? There's also a mild bit of algae growth, and what appear to be, well, they're not fleas, but...

    Should I worry about them not being visible anymore, or just wait until another few weeks go by?

    I put another dusting of them in standard Peat + Perlite stuff that I'm rooting my cuttings in, hopefully they'll take.

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