User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: D. Binata trouble

  1. #1
    CreatureTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    D. Binata trouble

    After returning from holiday for 2 weeks I noticed that my brother had let all of my plants dry out. The dews lost their dew but it returned within a couple of days after being watered, all but the D. Binata that looked particularly dry, I'll let the pictures do the talking..

    It continued on a new tentacle that it was growing at the time which ended up a fair bit smaller than the rest, I thought this was simply because it was towards the end of the summer and it was getting less light. However now it hasn't made any new growth since, thats around 3 weeks ago, even with days of bright sun.. Could anyone tell me a reason for the dryness and lack of growth? Thanks for any advice.

    Sorry about the poor images, my camera has an inability to focus on anything small.





  2. #2
    Cardiac Nurse JB_OrchidGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    3,818
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    First off looks like it is not getting enough light. mine are in full sun with the sarrs. They have dried. All I do is full tray back with water till just below soil level and let it soak. Very very hardy and hard to kill unless very very neglected. Mine have gone dewless. Just water give enough light and they will be around.
    JB
    Friend me on facebook with JB_orchidguy@yahoo.com.
    Growlist Updated 05/08/13

  3. #3
    MICKEY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD,OREGON
    Posts
    811
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mine lost all its dew ,it only can back on new leaves

  4. #4
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If the glands dry out too much they will no longer produce "dew". New growth should produce dew. The plant has probably suffered some "shock" and may take time to recover. However many D. binata go dormant and will die down to the roots when they do. The "drought" may have triggered dormancy. If some growth does not resume in two or three weeks treat it like it is dormant and cut back the watering - keep the medium damp but not sopping wet. Most likely it will return in the late winter/early spring. D. binata are rather robust particularly if you have the self-fertile plants.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  5. #5
    CreatureTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    JB - It was growing nicely for over a month before being dried out so I'm not sure if lack of sun is the problem, thanks though

    Not a Number - That does make sense, it has been getting pretty cold on the windowsill recently aswell, thanks for the advice!

  6. #6
    INFECTED Rball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Saranac Lake Ny
    Posts
    965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    another thought is that some of the roots when dried out may have died off, it may just be making new and puting the power to doing so rather than new top growth idk just an idea

  7. #7
    I hate bugs. Carnivorous plants get me. jpappy789's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    1,161
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with NaN, these are hardy plants. I've had mine die back to the roots and go dormant after going in to "shock" from moving coupled with excessive heat, it seemed. Came back with a vengeance!

    Here's the progression of mine...this past year it seriously was my most vigorous grower.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124395
    -Josh
    Grow list

  8. #8
    Sphagnum Guru Wire Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2,990
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It'll come back fine. Keep the substrate moist, the air slightly humid, and a fair amount of light. I've seen them grow under 90% shade cloth from nothing but roots. They can go dormant with Sarrs and still grow when Spring comes. This plant is too stubborn to die.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •