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    This photo should illustrate the benefits of not burying the Drosera root pieces.



    To reiterate the methods to my madness; as soon as buds form with chlorophyll they can use it to capture energy. When they do form, you will be able to observe them. They do not need enough stored energy in their tissues to escape from beneath the surface of any media before they can capture light and begin growth. Remember, root pieces are not usually capable of photosynthesis (capturing energy) in order to contribute to further growth of buds and leaves, especially if they are buried under opaque media.



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    Wow! so just press em' in to the media a little, not so they're buried, but so they are touching the media and can absorb water very well. And they'll grow like mad. Well, a part of it is touching the surface right now, so they will grow from there i am guessing.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Problem is, buds don't always form where we would like or expect them to.

    BTW this tray was sealed with its own transparent lid and given exposure to strong fluorescent light.
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    I switched around the roots so they are laying on the surface. I'll see how it works that way.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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