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    U. alpina Tubers At Surface

    I was just trying to remove a dead leaf. Attached to it and obviously just below the media surface was a tuber:



    And then I noticed another tuber already at the surface:



    Is this normal? Should I do anything with them?

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    yeah its normal.....one of my alpinas that is growing out the bottom of the pot must have a half dozen tubers sitting in the open air on the tray bottom.....
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    Should I do anything for them?

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    i dont......i just let it do its thing......figure the plant knows best where the tubers should be....if it wants them at the surface it can have them at the surface for all i care.....
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    Is your colony indoors or outside?

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    indoors.....couldnt grow outside if i wanted to.....to dry and the temps swing wildly.....only thing that has ever grown decently outside for me is mexi pings in summer.....the low humidity and wind fried the drosera i tried even though they were in a tray of water.....
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    So the temperature doesn't change much from day to night? I'm trying figure out what triggers them to flower. Also, do you remove the tubers and place them in a cold, dry environment?

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    Mine does that too, so I would say it's fairly normal. I keep mine moist year round indoors and they flower reliably each year... the only difference is that the stolons die back a bit over the winter, but always bounce back in spring.

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