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Thread: Volunteer Drosophyllum sprout in the bog

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    That is WAY cool! I'm so curious how this is going to end up. :P
    Me to. I have decided to leave my potted Drosophyllum (2 huge pots) outside all winter; partly because of lighting issues in the garage due to their pot size and other plants needing the lights closer to them, and partially because I want to see if they can survive winter conditions outside here. They are forecasting a much milder winter than usual here, so we will see. I have always wanted to test their cold tolerance limits anyway and I can always sprout more if they perish, next time putting them in much smaller pots, ha.

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    I've heard some people say we'll have a mild winter, some that it will be very harsh. We'll have to wait and see.

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    Now we have photographic evidence that drosos will handle a frost. I notice that there seems to be no sign of dead tissue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    Now we have photographic evidence that drosos will handle a frost. I notice that there seems to be no sign of dead tissue.
    Check out the frosty pics I posted of the adult drosos outside in "Frosty Drosophyllum"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I've heard some people say we'll have a mild winter, some that it will be very harsh. We'll have to wait and see.
    Yeah, I know. You can't rely on forecasts anymore and just have to wait and see, look out the window, haha. Personally, I would like to see a lot more snow than we had last year and more hard freezes to cut down the bug population in spring...but then I don't have to drive to work so easy for me to wish this

    I also just posted pics of my adult Drosophyllum under frosty conditions outside in a thread called "Frosty Drosophyllum" if anyone wants to see the effect (or lack of, ha) on those.
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    Okay, this is insane. We have had a week of overnight temps down into the mid/low 20s, warming into the 40s during the day. The bog is shaded this time of year and gets no direct sun hitting it, so the surface of the soil does not thaw out each day until late afternoon, if at all. I did not check on the little bog droso for days, assuming it had perished in the freezing temps. Yesterday I checked and incredibly it continues to survive. Photo taken on Dec. 2.

    [IMG]Bog droso Dec. 2015 by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Flabbergasted!!

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