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Thread: D. binata: many potential problems!

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    D. binata can usually handle being grown in smaller pots pretty well. BUT it has the potential to grow much larger if you move it to a larger pot.
    Just out of curiosity, what are your growing conditions as far as lighting is concerned?--To have the healthiest D. binata, they need to have as much light as possible.

    Also, next time, you may try squeezing the edges of the pot so that the entire cube of media comes out along with the roots. Looks like you didn't tear any portions off, but that's usually what happens to me unless I get the entire media clump with the roots out of the pot before I start trying to dissect it.
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    Lighting is probably going to be considered inadequate to most at only ~60w of daylight CFL but even the shorter dews are growing strong.
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    A few years ago we had a "freak" storm in October and for all appearances the plant that I had in a bucket outside died. There was nothing to be seen above the surface. Soon therefater I had my temperate collection in the attic for a proper dormancy. Next spring the presumed dead plant sends up fresh, green leaves. It is indeed a tough species!

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    hmm..60 watts does seem a bit weak, but I guess if the smaller dews have red tentacles then it should be ok. Veronis uses a 120 watt CFL and it seemed to work well enough, but how large is the terrarium you're using it to light? Do you have pics of your setup? Sorry to pester you- I just want your D. binata and friends to be happy as possible

    Jim- Yeah, I was suprised by their hardiness as well. Had a really weak-looking D. binata var. multifida that died from extended low temp exposure and it came back, to my surprise, after the temps warmed up again.
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    Just a 10g...

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    Is that a recent pic? They have surprisingly good coloration for having the lights so far away/ with such low wattage. If the other dews, like D. adelae, are still that red then I'd say that lighting should suffice.
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    Yep, that was taken last week. The adelaes even redder now.
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    D. adelae can look like this:


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