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    Now im intending to go to a fieldtrip with a professor, who knows some sites, so im gonna show you if i find something there

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    They don't look like they're doing so well.. is that normal?

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    Wow Astroman thanks so much for posting those photos. From those photos it looks like they are growing in a little shade then most wild Drosophyllum photos that I have seen, was that the case or just the time of day they were taken?

    For me they all seem to grow almost the exact same whether I grow 1 or 5 in a pot....





    I think one of the problem is Drosophyllum is not a long lived plant. Not matter what I do they only seem to live for 3-4 years. THe only way that seem to make it through flowering is if I keep them very dry and make sure they have plenty to eat. If for some reason they flower when insects are not readily available I spray the foliage with a seaweed based fertilizer every 3 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremiah Harris View Post
    I think one of the problem is Drosophyllum is not a long lived plant.

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    wow.. nice pics Jeremiah! Hows that new greenhouse doing?

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    Well, its not the part of the topic, but recently i was trying to germinate DL seeds. As you can see, one of them is showing the first signs. I was doing the scarification on them with sandpaper. You can see the little white part after i erased the hard seed coat.





    I could arrange rock wool, so i put the seed on the top of that. It absorbs very well the water, so the surrounded environment is wet enough for the seed. I did that, because i heared that it can be crucial, if i am not handling the seed with care, after germination. (At this moment, all of them are in a little pot, so i move them to their final pot after i see them germinating, and with this i only have to move this little rockwool cube, so the seed wont have any damage i guess )

    When i will have news i will let you know!

    Happy Growing!

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