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    Here is a couple of photos of one of my favourite pygmy Drosera species- Drosera pycnoblasta. I reckon the pearly white domes formed by the stipules look awesome.

    Here is a single plant-
    [img]http://home.**********.com/kirstyspence/Drosera%20pycnoblasta1%20PW%20220104.JPG[/img]

    And a couple growing closely together-
    [img]http://home.**********.com/kirstyspence/Drosera%20pycnoblasta2%20PW%20220104.JPG[/img]

    Does anyone else out there grow this great little species? It can be difficult to grow, but well worth the effort.

    Unlike most of my other pygmy species that I keep in a tray of water during Summer, this one is kept on a bench until the surface is quite dry. It is then added to the watertray long enough for the soil to rewet (usually about 30 minutes). It is then removed and allowed to slowly dry until the process in repeated (usually around every week or so)

    Sean.

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    Awesome! Simply breathtaking! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Look like a pair of pearl stud earrings growing out from soil, beautiful jewelry pygmy.

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    Question

    I'm growing this species. Not looking as well as your pygmies, but my lone pycnoblasta does has a small pearly white dome.

    Is this normal this time of year (winter) for the stipules to form?

    -Homer

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    Sean: Great plants!

    Homer: Sean lives in Australia...

    Jan

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    Ahhh, beautiful! This species is a source of shame for me: I have lost it twice during the summer. This time I have taken a lesson from CpK2 and have incorporated a greater amount of perlite into my mix. Thanks again for the photos, and may you have a bountiful crop of gemmae from your plants!
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    Hi Homer,

    It is normal for your plant to be producing the stipule domes in winter also. Generally they have the domes all year.

    Sean.

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    The second pic, especially, looks like mitosis.

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