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Thread: Drosera Adelae, The Trouble with Yellow Pots

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    Drosera Adelae, The Trouble with Yellow Pots

    Well, I learned a valuable lesson. I finally got around to repotting (really controlling) my drosera adelae. It's coming up on three years now and this is the second repotting I've done.
    Louisiana summer heat was scorching the leaves so I moved it inside after it stopped producing dew. The older leaves never recovered. In fact, each new leaf would just shrivel up and die but a new sucker would pop up.
    Well, I didn't expect this when I repotted but only two were actually producing dew, I think I found out why.

    Excuse the horrible quality, my camera was having a hard time adjusting to the shaded balcony and afternoon sun. I knew their roots were sensitive to light but geez, this was even at the very bottom of the pot!
    Moral of the story: Avoid light colored pots -_-





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    thats just crazy!

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    More plants growing from the roots?!?!?!

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    My favorite drosera. You got 20 plants or so from repotting. More if you count all the little root babies!

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    More plants growing from the roots?!?!?!

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    Ha, that's nice. I have a binata giant that did that and seems to be doing more of it again now. Had two random sprouts from nowhere last few weeks. My adelae giant almost died and three plants grew from under the husk. I used a dark pot though so mine came up out of the old crown it seems.

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    KKPsi08, yes! From what I understand, when adelae roots are exposed to light, they produce runners/suckers that become new plants. I suppose the yellow pot was bright enough to do this.
    Jcal, I know! I wish I had more pots to use for giveaways, I may try to find some today and save the remaining bits from the rootball -- I saved 2-3 decent sized babies.
    Gigantea, I saw your thread, great work! I hope my repotted ones do fine.

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    Wow! I need to pick up some D. adelae again.

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