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Thread: The Drosera filiformis "florida all red" experiment

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    a month and a bit later...

    about two weeks ago, all of the plants were looking good. But some of them went down hill.

    Here they are:

    Peat:sand mix:




    Pure live Sphagnum:








    Pure silica sand:




    and a couple of new ones, Pure silica sand with drainage.




    larger pot:




    here is was seems to be happening...

    Peat & sand Mix:
    These plants were doing the best at one point, but suddenly died down after feeding. Or perhaps is it the temperature change? The plants are maintaing a green-ish colour with not much red yet... Not really sure why.

    Pure live Sphagnum moss
    They are growing slowly, but staying healthy. Even after feeding. They are also keeping their green-ish colour with not much red yet.

    Pure silica sand (no drainage)
    They were growing just as well as the plants in the peat & sand mix, but the yellow-ish colour doesn't look healthy to me. They are still growing fairly well right now. They seem to have much less dew on them than the other plants.

    Pure silica with drainage
    These plants are growing great so far. They are staying a nice red colour, but they still have that yellow tint...

    Some other plants that aren't involved in the experiment that are growing in a peat and sand mix have beautiful red colour and are not in the terrarium... it's kinda weird, I don't get why the plants that are in the terrarium growing in the same mix don't have as much colour. Could it be the terrarium's tint not letting in as much light?

    here are the plants:

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    Oh, wow! Well, I certainly know what to plant mine in now Cool experiment Devon! Will you continue it until they reach flowering maturity?
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    Yes, I will try to continue the experiment for as long as I can. I will have to repot them withtin a month or so though, haha. :P

    Thanks!

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    So which one do you think is growing the best?

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    peat:sand mix seems to be the best so far... Still many months to go though.

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    Any word on how this experiment ended up?

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    The pictures don't seem to work?

    Also. in my experience, this is the MOST SPORADIC species of drosera I know of. It is very picky and will just decided to go downhill, overnight, for no apparent reason. I have a cali sunset, all red and tracyi- the tracyi hasn't come out of dormancy all summer. It's done nothing for over two years. *shrugs* The all red finally reemerged from its summer hibernacula after I put it in my terrarium and blasted it with about 15,000 lumens. The Cali sunset was doing great in my terrarium... now the tips are burning and I'm not seeing any new grwoth whatsoever. Sigh.
    Last edited by Gigantea; 10-06-2013 at 12:47 PM.

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