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    A good source to search for other growers of your desired plants is:

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    hey nep g, y not try Lee's Botanical Garden?

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    Yeah Ceph 88 I'll check those out. Thx. Nep.G.

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    Drosera schizandra :

    Keep the humidity very high but the plant NEEDS some air circulation !
    The plant grows best in bright(!) light, but does not like direct sun.
    It also doesn't respond very well to high temperatures, mine grow fine under tropical highland conditions.
    Don't feed your plant !!!
    Because the plant tends to rot...

    Living sphagnum overgrows my plants so I use dead sphagnum with more success (I don't have long time experience here) .

    Leaf cuttings are very easy and produce several new plants.

    Martin

    ah, a picture :-)
    http://www.drosophyllum.com/Bilder/Dr_schizandra01.jpg

    and some young plants propagated by leaf cuttings (I got three similar pots of young plants from one ! leaf)
    http://www.drosophyllum.com/Bilder/Dr_schizandra02.jpg

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    Well that is one CP I don't want! A CP that can't even be fed insects when it was meant to!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Do they rot in natural sites? And if it started to rot why not just clip the rotted part of the leave off???

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    I agree with Martin, never feed this plant insects! The remains of the insects become infected by fungus which in turn infect the plant: it is very tender. In habitat conditions are optimal, with all the proper conditions obviously in place as regards air circulation and humidity. In terraria, things are very different: the high humidity encourages the germination of fungus spores, just like a petrie dish! Good air circulation is optimal, as Martin mentions, but be careful not to let the humidity drop too low. Most growers I have polled on this issue stress the importance of humidity as being the most critical factor, and many recommend lower light levels to promote optimal growth. I have just recently begun cultivation of this species for the first time, and I am only an egg in this matter. In all cases, give the plant a lot of observation. If things are not just right, it will soon go to the big bog in the sky. The reason I favor live moss is for the aniseptic qualities inherent in it. The moss can always be "pruned" to keep it from overgrowing the plant, and the adelae I grow thrive in it, as does prolifera, and these are all closely related species. As the moss grows upwards, it allows the plant to form roots along its stem, as it too grows upwards, and the capillary action keeps moisture around the plants leaves. Remember, you have to baby this one, don't just forget about it for even a week.
    Personally I take no delight in feeding the plants live prey. They seldom require it, and it often creates more problems than it solves. Most Drosera I grow outdoors in the summer, and they do their natural capturing of prey without any additional assist from me. Schizandra is not one that will grow outside however, and I plan on using Superthrive when mine becomes large enough to need fertilization, via a light foliar feed.

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    NONONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't ever leave or folair fertilize the 3 sisters from Australia!!!!!!!!! It say in D'Amato's book. The fertiliazer will burn the leaves badly. But Superthrive is fine. Also I see why now that insects aren't a good idea. But still it is a non-exciting CP if you can't insect feed it I think. But it would be in my collection certainly as it is rare!

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    Hi,
    In nature Dr. schizandra also feeds on pollen.

    Not everything what Peter D'Amato writes must be true everywhere !
    I don't fertilize any of my Drosera, because Drosera doesn't need any fertilizing for growing well (and usually they catch enough insects on their own)
    But I sometimes spray diluted Tillandsia fertilizer on the leafes of my Nepenthes and Heliamphora. And the Drosera schizandra growing on the bottom of the terrarium will "accidently" also get a small amount of the fertilizer !
    I<b<t</b> didn't die till now :-)
    (ups... I forgot the "t")

    Martin


    (Edited by Martin at 4:57 pm on Feb. 9, 2002)

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