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    Quote[/b] (Glenn @ April 04 2005,12:33)]I think you will enjoy this plant.
    ...until it does its infamous "playing 'possum" act. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    Which mine is only just stopping doing after almost a year...
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    Seeking: Drosera hilaris (seed)

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    I have been haviing good success growing the plant wet in the summer and with the moss dry at the tips in the winter. Not sure if it is significant yet, but it is promising. I have speculated often that the plant probably grows during the wet season, putting down roots, expanding its leaves and flowering. Then, when the dry season comes, root growth stops, and the plant shuts down active growth. I speculate that during this time, the roots are more sensitive to moisture and may be lost in too wet conditions. Pfffft goes the lush plant. I always got good growth in nearly aquatic conditions, but then came the inevitable decline after flowering. With the new protocol all is going much better. It's all just speculation: I don't really know the growth pattern or seasonal conditions in habitat in Queensland but the plant seem to appreciate a dry spell once you notice a decrease in the growth (i.e. leaves stop unfurling). If you have a lot of plants, you might want to experiment along these lines.
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    Every time my Drosera adelae exhibit any distress, such as described above -- examination has revealed "mites" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]
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    Mine have never played possum. They dry a liitle and look a little worn but then bounce right back. I have not had any significant die back. They are kind of the energizer drosera for me, they just keep right on growing.

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    Wink

    Whenever I visit the local Lowe's store, I pay tribute to the soon-to-be dead CP's and wonder how it all came to this [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img]

    I'm not sure how other stores care for their CPs, but the soil medium is dry enough to make a cactus thirsty whenever I visit.

    Oh well, at least Laura saved one from certain doom [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] My friend and I were thinking about setting up a rescue fund a few years back, but it never got off the ground.

    My adelae experience growth as Glenn puts it. U. sandersonii are planted in the same pot. Two peas in a pod I figure [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

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    For me personally, my D. adelae does best grown in pure LFS and kept very wet. It also does better in a tank than in the open. D. adelae like high humidity. BUT...others grow it differently. They "pup" nicely.
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    For me personally, my D. adelae does best grown in pure LFS and kept very wet. It also does better in a tank than in the open. D. adelae like high humidity. BUT...others grow it differently. They "pup" nicely.



    I'll have to see if I can fix that pic.
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