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    A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous. CorneliusSchrute's Avatar
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    D. filiformis Dormancy

    This is my first winter with D. filiformis 'California Sunset' and I was wondering what I should expect for dormancy. It is outside in an unheated minigreenhouse sitting in a quarter inch or so of water, and most of the leaves have browned and died. The center of the rosette looks a lot like cotton, actually: a ball of white, wispy fibers.

    Sound normal?
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    That's about what happens when this one goes dormant: the hibernaculum forms with a thick coating of hairs all over it. Don't quote me on this, but I think the hairs are there to keep excess water from sitting on the dormant leaves.
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    Cool deal! That was the part that was sort of weirding me out. I had not seen that before on other plants.

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    This is what mine looked like earlier today. I noticed at least with mine that sometimes they do not have the wispy hairs? Its weird. I don't know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lil hokie View Post
    This is what mine looked like earlier today. I noticed at least with mine that sometimes they do not have the wispy hairs? Its weird. I don't know.

    my filiformis are all dormant as well. i was about to ask is it ok to chop off all of the old dry leaves until i saw your picture Are yours growing in 100% silica?!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKPsi08 View Post
    my filiformis are all dormant as well. i was about to ask is it ok to chop off all of the old dry leaves until i saw your picture Are yours growing in 100% silica?!?!?!?!
    I usually just cut off the dead leaves like in this picture. I do not know if anyone else does? And it is just a top layer of silica; silica and peat mix underneath.

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