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    I had a D. dielsiana that was getting overcome by moss and a D. capensis that was looking very peaked under some lights, so I moved them both to a southern window. *I replanted them into some bowls (those plastic ones you can get here, as a matter of fact).

    The D. dielsiana, after I plucked all the moss away from the clump, has sprouted a bunch of new leaves--it's as if I have six new plants!

    But the amazing one is the D. capensis. *I clipped off the "growth points" (rosettes?), and planted those in the new soil. *I then planted the rest of the plant with one "stem" exposed vertically and the other planted horizontally just under the soil surface. *One of the growth points sprouted new leaves and roots. *I have two new points on the old stem, and the buried one is producing new shoots all along itself!

    And the dried LFS I used as a top dressing is coming to life in spots. *There seems to be some sort of grass springing up in there, as well. *I'm leaving everything alone except the original killer moss, which I continue to pluck out as soon as it appears.

    The sun really makes a difference. *Accept no substitutes. *Experiences like this are almost enough to make me believe in spontaneous generation!


    I'd rather have a butterwort in front of me than a...wait, ummm...I'll come up with something...

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    WoW! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Even though my D. capensis isn't/ wasn't ever hurt, the day that I got it, I placed it on my windowsill. Within 4 days, it began to flower, within two weeks, it had a large offshoot. Now, two months later, it has two LARGE offshoots that are incredibly healthy! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] HAPPY GROWING!
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