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    Drosera meristocaulis

    After being dormant for nearly a year they've starting growing again. Nobody said they were easy to grow.

    At least there are multiple growth points now if the old ones will wake up.

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    ooooo

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    shall i nickname you the "drosera whisperer" or did aaron or tamlin take that title already?
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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    WOOOOWWW Very nicely done!
    lol amph. NaN and Tamlin should split the title!!!
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    Ooooh sticky

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    Pretty little dew. I don't think I've seen this one before.

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    NaN - congratulations. How do you grow them (media, lighting, etc). In theory, I have some coming in a few weeks...

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    Pretty little dew. I don't think I've seen this one before.
    Oh no - they are quite rare. Iirc, they were 're-discovered' after many years by Fernando and a batch of seed was brought back from the expedition & sold. I suspect that less than half of the people succeeded in growing the plants to maturity, fewer got them to flower and close to none have produced seed (apparently not self-fertile). All of this info is from memory & some (or all) may not be accurate...

    Either way, these plants are very rare in cultivation and have an interesting backstory. Here's part of it on the Wiki page & some more & more & here & here.
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    Ivan got seed, these are second generation. Not self-compatible.

    Straight long fiber sphagnum (Chilean, seems appropriate). Always in standing water under regular old shop lights with the rest of my Drosera. Seem to like high humidity though Ivan grew his at ambient humidity and room temperatures. I'm trying to harden them off from humidity again because fungus growth is problem when feeding otherwise. They need lots of feeding to grow. Don't know about temperatures, I sprouted the seeds at room temperature which took a couple months. Seemed like a jolt of hot weather may have helped there. I wouldn't let the temperatures get below 48F. I took them to show and tell last year for the August LACPS meeting and left them in my car for most of the evening. Low temps is probably what made them go dormant. Usually fatal for other South American sundews in my experience. Do not appear to like root disturbance. Every one Ivan tried to transplant died.

    Pyro tells me his ABG connection says they propagate easily in tissue culture from root cuttings.

    See Ivan's article on them:
    http://www.lacps.net/articles/drosera-meristocaulis

    Here's one of my sprouts
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