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#41 User is offline   Wisteria 

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:48 PM

I have repotted one sundew to see if a wider pot (same height but twice the volume of the thumb pot) can help the sundew expand further.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew18.jpg

Note: The thumb pot is adequate for the sundew to grow up to 6cm diameter.

This post has been edited by Wisteria: 24 October 2011 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:17 PM

Is a moist or very wet (soaking in water) growing condition most suitable for drosera tokaiensis?
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

The pots of my bigger sundews sit in water trays so the peat moss is moist all the time.

For the very tiny ones that I put in a tray without drainage holes, the peat moss is very wet just after I water but the water will evaporate within 2 hours.

If your growing area isn't as hot & windy as mine, you can keep the media drier.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:07 AM

View PostWisteria, on 10 November 2011 - 08:44 PM, said:

The pots of my bigger sundews sit in water trays so the peat moss is moist all the time.

For the very tiny ones that I put in a tray without drainage holes, the peat moss is very wet just after I water but the water will evaporate within 2 hours.

If your growing area isn't as hot & windy as mine, you can keep the media drier.


Because currently mine is a mixture of perlite and sphagnum moss 50:50 and I only watered once a week as I put them in a ziplock bag. Is it too little for the sundews? Should I take the sundews out from the ziplock bag.
Lastly, Is there any minimum hours of sunlight that the sundews must be exposed to ? Thanks.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:36 AM

kuxz, I'm not the best person to advise you since I use different media from you. My sundews are exposed to full day direct sun outdoors. Insufficient sunlight exposure will result in the sundews growing much slower & remain completely green.

Check out these 2 links:
http://www.growsunde...tokaiensis.html
http://www.carnivoro...D_spatulata.htm
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

Thanks for the link.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

View PostWisteria, on 24 October 2011 - 02:48 PM, said:

I have repotted one sundew to see if a wider pot (same height but twice the volume of the thumb pot) can help the sundew expand further.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew18.jpg

Note: The thumb pot is adequate for the sundew to grow up to 6cm diameter.


1.5 months later ...

For those who are following this post, there is no need to upsize the pot (at least during the first year) since there is no difference in growth rate compared to letting it remain in a thumb pot. Maximum diameter for this form is 5.5-6cm & the sundew just stacks higher as months passed. Give it lots of bright light & the tips will turn fiery red.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:16 PM

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew19.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew20.jpg
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:16 PM

Where can I buy this plant?
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:25 PM

View PostEion, on 14 December 2011 - 05:16 PM, said:

Where can I buy this plant?


I grow most of them from seeds. Some are propagated via leaf cuttings from my mature plants.
I will have a few D. intermedia for sale/exchange in January 2012. Please PM me directly if you are interested.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew23.jpg
I have changed the pots from thin plastic ones to thick plastic ones which are more durable & can withstand the harsh sunlight outdoors for the next 2 years.

Hope everyone's sundews are growing well. Feel free to post photos here. If your D. tokaiensis hits 7cm diameter, please save seeds from that particular plant.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

D. binata traps insects so easily that the plant always looks "dirty". Finally managed to capture a shot of a leaf that's "clean" & devoid of insect.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew25.jpg
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Nice Wisteria.............this is the d. binata multifida or just d.binata ? The former will split quite a few times....
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:02 PM

The leaves are the normal T-form.

D. filiformis 'red' seedlings grown from your seeds:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/IMG_7269.jpg
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

D. filiformis
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew26.jpg

D. binata
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew28.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew27.jpg
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew29.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew31.jpg

These are the sibling plants of those D. intermedia that some of you obtained from me. My tray has <1cm depth of peat moss. Such crowded spacing hasn't prevented the bigger ones from exceeding 5cm diameter.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew32.jpg
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew34.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/IMG_9214.jpg

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew35.jpg
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

View PostTarence, on 22 February 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

this is the d. binata multifida or just d.binata ? The former will split quite a few times....


All the previous leaves produced the past 6.5 months were 'T' form. Today, I notice the newest leaf has 4 leaf points.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/sundew36.jpg
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

After comparing with photos online, my D. binata (see previous post) is likely to be D. binata var dichotoma.

D. filiformis flower closes by 9.30am, hence quickly snapped a photo early this morning when I saw the flower.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/amazon-blue/IMG_9245.jpg
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