Back from dormancy some of my Drosera trinervia have regained or surpassed their pre-dormancy growth sizes. Once again I let the medium dry out completely for at least four weeks. Dormancy started maybe six weeks or more later than usual.
You wouldn't know that a little over two weeks ago there was nothing green in the pot:
For reference here is the same colony in April of the same year:
Aphids did in one of my D. graomogolensis. At first I thought it was just the winter growth decline but as the plants conditioned worsened I feared they may have been exposed to temperatures too low for these plants. I had moved them outdoors during a record heat wave we had in Los Angeles which of course was followed by a cold snap. By the time I found the aphid exoskeletons it must have been too late for one of the plants and it expired. After treatment with a systemic insecticide the survivor bounced back rapidly. A couple days ago I decided to trim away the dead leaves and much to my surprise I found two new growth points. As with Butch has found before me, the Phoenix has arisen from the ashes:
The massive roots on this species has proven survival value. This coupled with the ease I'm finding propagating this plant from cuttings makes me again ask: Why is it so rare in cultivation?