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Thread: Feed your sundews- incredibly fast growth and flowers (DUW)

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    Feed your sundews- incredibly fast growth and flowers (DUW)

    As a response to Crissytal's thread, here are some pics which show how fast sundews can grow when fed. I grow these indoors in the winter, so normally they don't catch anything on their own.

    First off, here is a link to a page I made documenting the growth of D. dielsiana over 2 months:
    http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/f...atalensis.html

    And now for some before-and-after picures
    Capensis 'Albino' and 'Red' root cuttings when fed (granted they're fast growers already)


    20 days later-



    D. venusta from root cuttings were slow, but took off like crazy when fed-
    4 months old from root cuttings-


    2.5 months later- they're forming flower stalks (which I cut)


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    Last edited by CPlantaholic; 01-23-2011 at 12:45 AM.
    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
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    Happy Growing!

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    The leaves of D. regia 'Big Easy' curl up into a tight ball when fed-

    I just got this plant so it only has a few leaves.

    D. aliciae- the lighter coloration is the sign of new growth. Once the leaves sit out for a long time, they develop their red coloration.



    D. admirabilis a day after feeding-


    and exactly 1 month later it is flowering and forming another flower stalk (which I'm gonna cut)
    I never could get this plant to flower until after I started feeding it.
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    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
    New- Drosera video tours & other sundew info, now on YouTube!

    Happy Growing!

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    D. nidiformis grows extremely fast when fed-
    after transplanting since they had root rot in the perliteeat mix I was using/ poor lighting-


    2 months later-



    and finally,
    D. binata var. dichotoma "Giant"- looked like this for months, with 1 leaf forming every month


    1.5 months later, it's developed 3 larger leaves and should start to take off now once I feed it again.
    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
    New- Drosera video tours & other sundew info, now on YouTube!

    Happy Growing!

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    VERY nice! Incredible dews you have, especially the South African ones. Interesting, I need to start feeding my plants.
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    Awesome! I should start feeding my plants more often. I gave my D. adelae an ant and it burned the leaf where I put it.
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    Nice plants! What exactly do you feed them?

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    I've been telling you people to feed your plants for the longest time. The same is true for Dionaea and Pinguicula. They grow faster, flower sooner and more often when feed.

    Feed 'em what ever insects you want - ants, flightless fruit flies, insect powder (as Joseph), powdered bloodworm, fish food flakes, freeze dried flies etc. Just skip the hamburger and pizza.
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    Very nice CPlantaholic!! You have some very beautiful plants. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. I'm hoping a consistent feeding schedule will help get my D. regia growing. I'm jealous of yours . I'm also hoping to get some first blooms on some dews I've had for awhile.

    Are the dews able to completely digest the betta pellets within a two week period?

    Thanks again!
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