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    I was given D. anglica & D. filiformis this Spring and I put them outside for the Summer & Fall. By November, they were looking pretty ragged. So I brought them to the lab, in a 65-70 degree room. It has been now been two months and the D. binata is sending up two new leaves. D. filiformis had turned totally black and I had given it up for dead. Now I see green growth emerging. Both plants are supposed to be non-dormancy cultivars, having successfully "died back". Is it too soon for them to be coming to life? Is the realtively warm temperature and / or the slightly lengthening photoperiod kicking in?




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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Jan. 07 2005,2:15)]... the D. binata is sending up two new leaves. D. filiformis ... I see green growth emerging. Both plants are supposed to be non-dormancy cultivars ...
    When theory and observation are in conflict, discard the theory and focus on the observation. Green leaves from "dead" plants are a good sign!




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    Naw, jimscotscoot.. it's a good thing! As you know, my D. adelae sprouted back last month, when it was still 30s and 40s outside.



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    How long does D. adelae play 'possum before it comes back to life?




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    Oh hell, that statistic is totally random.. two, three, four months, you never know.
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    Hmmmmm... 3 weeks obviously wasn't enough! Oops! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    You know what I meant.
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    I have found that the frequently observed die-back of Drosera adelae to often be caused by an attack of spider mites. At least mine usually is. If living material has survived, a thorough treatment to eliminate spider mites will usually elicit the most rapid recovery. Sometimes I have had success submerging the entire plant beneath the water and agitating to eliminate air pockets will often rescue a plant so attacked.
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