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    Sadly, mine tanked a month or so ago, also the Roridula.

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    I'm sorry to hear that pearldriver. I know a good grower who might have some seeds if you want to try again. PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David F View Post
    Hey aerogrower! The plants are doing good. Four made it past the juvenile stage, and I learned a lot. I can post pictures if you want, I'm not home currently, but my dad is taking care of them, he's willing to photo them usually.
    Would love to see pics .Thanks

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    Hey guys, as requested. Thanks for the interest!


    These ones were started later.
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    Nice!

    Did you transplant to a bigger pot?
    Last edited by patrickntd; 07-02-2015 at 09:03 PM.

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    @patrickntd, yes I did transfer them.

    I would like to share the next update of these plants. Things seem to be going swimmingly.


    These two pots were out in the hot summer all year, watered once or twice a day in the afternoon.



    More artsy shots.



    And finally, a more intimate look into the life of the drosophyllum.




    Thanks for stopping by!

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    They are soo beautiful! I need one!! Lol

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    Sigh. This thread <3

    Trying to grow drosophyllum yet again. This time in loose rockwool, because I heard they prefer a higher pH soil and rockwool claims to hold air even when wet and etc.

    If they germinate and survive, the plan is to water sparingly and a bit far from the plant and hope the rockwool doesn't get too soggy at the root ball.

    So far I have tried and failed to germinate drosophyllum 5 times. The seeds just don't germinate. They catch fungus and eventually fungus gnats move in and eat them up (it looks real gross to see fungus gnat larvae come out of the seed you were waiting on for months )

    I've tried cocopeat/sphagnum (very little) + various combinations of sand/perlite/vermiculite/gravel (mostly) and always failed. Also on a lark tried cocopeat and mineral media alone and failed. Rinsed or without rinsing. Always same problem - fungus. On the seed. I have all sorts of other seeds germinate just fine mostly. Drosophyllum always gets fungus. So at this point I figured I have nothing to lose by trying rockwool. Watering it very sparingly from bottom and pressed seed in so it is nicely cocooned.

    So far, no fungus, but no germination either.

    If this doesn't work, next step is going to be using trichoderma to soak the seed before putting on media. If that doesn't work, I'm just going to ask someone with a good drosophyllum collection to adopt me.

    Fingers crossed. This is one plant I really want to grow.
    Last edited by Vidyut; 05-13-2017 at 02:14 AM.
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