A few months ago I got a giant drosera adelae from a friend of mine ( not the giant variety, simply a big plant). The plant was easily 5 inches across if not more. As soon as I got it I repotted into 100% lfsm. I saw the roots and they were thinner than I expected. A few months pass and suddenly these massive thick roots start creeping along the surface of the soil generating huge plantlets all over the place. The main plant has shrunken down to almost nothing and is almost dead, but there must be at least 15 plantlets popping up all over the pot. Has anyone else experienced this? The roots are so thick they remind of binata. The main plant exhausts itself producing new plantlets that are pretty big but the mother plant dies. I am guessing a peat based mix doesn't permit for such thick roots to grow which prevents so many plantlets from forming, permitting the mother plant to get larger. The surprising thing is how vigorous the plantlets are, they grow ultra quick, most likely becuase they are killing the main plant. The pot the plant is in is probably around 6 inches across and almost 7 inches deep and the roots are coming out all over the place. I can't imagine what the pot would look like if I unpotted the plant.
Has anyone experimented with different mixes for adelae and how they impact plantlet production/ plant size?