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Thread: Why is D. adelae so tempermental at times?

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    Ok I have had this D. Adelae [Edit: corrected spelling: D. adelae] for about a year. It was huge and growing beautifully. Then for about the past couple months it has been producing failed leaves that just die off however it is producing an astounding amount of plantlets from the roots. So I basically just said screw it and hacked off all the dead leaves (basically down to the rhizome) If it dies oh well I have a ton of plantlets.




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    But seriously, that's what adelae do! Although Pinguiculaman has another explanation for why they do their 'possum routine. I'll have to dig it up sometime. In the meantime, don't toss the adult plant and keep cultivating the plantlets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Feb. 27 2005,4:49)]But seriously, that's what adelae do! Although Pinguiculaman has another explanation for why they do their 'possum routine. I'll have to dig it up sometime. In the meantime, don't toss the adult plant and keep cultivating the plantlets.
    Oh I understand about the whole die back and growth cycle of D. Adelae [Edit: corrected spelling: D. adelae] but sweet jebus why do they do it for no apparent reason? Is it because in my terrarium they have no seasons? It was growing fine a couple months ago and then it started producing dead leaves.




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    In my experience they do this because spider mites like them and they don't like spider mites.
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    ALLOSAURZ, I can well understand your situation. My own D.adelae just started doing this a few days ago, for no freakin' apparent reason like you said. All the leaves it has produced from then on have been small, red, and stunted instead of being green and juicy with red hairs), and unfold in a weird fashion - the leaf would "unroll" without opening and then the top part would open first to reveal a section of red dried up like leaf, then the bottom part would do the same. Funny thing is, I have yet to see any plantlets, and the rizhome is getting smaller with every leaf. Weird, week ago it was sending up increasingly large leaves covered in dew. Then all of a sudden it started doing this, with leaf size decreasing rapidly. Sounds exactly like what yours is doing eh?

    And the frustrating thing is, there is NO REASON for why it should be doing that, I thought they liked living in a tropical weathered terrarium. God do I hate it when my plants do that...makes me feel like such a newbie. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    My D. adelea [Edit: corrected spelling D. adelea to D. adelae] is acting wierd too! The leaves look unheatly with NO DEW at all... WAHH! It has been kept in the same environment since i got it. I think we have a different problem cuz i don't see any pantlets in my adelea [Edit: corrected spelling D. adelea to D. adelae] pot



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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PinguiculaMan @ Feb. 28 2005,3:06)]In my experience they do this because spider mites like them and they don't like spider mites.
    Hmmm is there a way to kill spider mites without using chemicals? My plants are in my dorm room and I don't think my roommates would appreciate me spraying everyting with orthene...

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