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    About a week ago I did a major terrarium re-arrangment during which I guess I ended up tugging on one of my indicas in such a manner that its stem broke about an inch up from the soil. I only noticed this last night however. Anyways, right at the site of the break was an advantitious root. I know that typically indica only has 3-4 very fine, almost hair-like roots but this thing was thick, almost 1mm in diameter.

    Weird


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    Well, you can replant the top half, right? Like decapitation...

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    I grow this plant.. I have to say this is one of the few Drosera that I absolutely love. Its incredibly easy to grow and produced a ton of seed.. As long as it germinates when I get to the states, I'll be happy man.

    Sorry, I guess I'm quite a bit offtopic.

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    Parasuco,

    I did indeed replant at the break. Now all I have to do is wait and see what happens.

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    Interesting. D.indica is the one plant I have NOT had luck with. I manage to get germination but kill it every time! To those who are successful with it, I would like to know:
    1. which form / location are you growing?
    2. how large is the pot?
    3. how many plants per pot?
    4. soil type
    5. wetness
    6. temperature
    7. lighting (type, intensity, etc)
    8. humidity / air circulation ?
    I guess I should try a little harder. My guess is that it does not like the NZ sphagnum I've planted it in, or, maybe it does not want to be transplanted, even as a seedling?
    Thanks,
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    I answered Matt in an email but I figured it would be good to post my experience here to so I figured I'd offer you all what I have


    >1. which form / location are you growing?

    --I believe it is the all green form.

    >2. how large is the pot?

    --4" plastic

    >3. how many plants per pot?

    --Not fully sure, I dumped the seeds in there about 8 months ago and I am still getting random germinations. From my last count (about a week ago) I had two plants over 12" four around 3-6" and 3 seedlings

    >4. soil type

    --I use a peat:sand mix, probably about a 35:65 ratio

    >5. wetness

    --I water these guys the same as my pygmies; tray system with about 1cm water and I let it stand dry for a day or two before adding more

    >6. temperature

    --20-25 degrees C

    >7. lighting (type, intensity, etc)

    --2 of the generic "sunlight" flourescents that you can pick up at WalMart in the orange sleeve in a terrarium with foil on three sides, the bottom and the top plus between 1-6 hours full-half sun (depending on season) I flux my photoperiod from 10 hours in the winter to 16 in the summer.

    >8. humidity / air circulation ?

    --My humidity gauges can't agree but the min and max values given by both give a range of 45-75% There is little air circulation in the terrarium but I do open it daily to top water a couple of my Utrics so there os some exchange with that.

    >I guess I should try a little harder. My guess is that it does not like the NZ sphagnum I've planted it in, or, maybe it does not want to be transplanted, even as a seedling?

    --I would try a peat:sand mix and agree on the no transplanting, these plants have only a few very fine roots. Also, the seeds seem to be viable for long periods of time (probably an evolutionary adaption similar to tuberous Drosera seeds) so I would suggest not giving up on them for at least 4-6 months


    Hope this help anyone growing or planning to grow indica

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    I"m guessing its almost been long enough... How are the two plant halves doing

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    So far so good. The upper part of the plant paled a little but it is still growing and had greened back up over the last couple days.

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