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DirtyCoconuts 08-17-2020 12:34 PM

i have a second small bog i started in the n yard and i took a few of the leaves off the bottom of a couple pings to try that....i am quite nervous about splitting the big one though lol

Dorchid 08-17-2020 12:45 PM

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WW - Sounds like she needs a tropical sundew. Drosera capensis would be perfect for what you’re describing as long as decent rh can be maintained which the water tray should help with. DI/RO/Rain water required.

D. capensis:

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Leaf cuttings with buds:

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WaterWitchin 08-17-2020 12:59 PM

Could she grow this in an open glass bowl? That would help with humidity. And water on bottom of bowl all the time?

Yes, pure water. One of my many mistakes...

Dorchid 08-17-2020 01:08 PM

It’s worth a try...they’re not too spendy on eBay...$12-$20 with shipping. I’d send you one if I had more but just starting out with them. Looks like most recommend rh of at least 50%. A high sided bowl might do better than a dish.

...and actually, I could send you some seed in a month or so as mine is currently flowering. Capensis readily self-pollinate.

WaterWitchin 08-17-2020 01:11 PM

And in a north window? It appears they need more light?

Dorchid 08-17-2020 01:17 PM

...that would just be for a fun project as they take a sec to grow up...

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Lots of light, peat/perlite/sand soil. This site has some good info: Germinating and Growing Sundews from seed and putting Drosera seeds through Cold Stratification

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Lots of light, peat/perlite/sand soil. This site has some good info: Germinating and Growing Sundews from seed and putting Drosera seeds through Cold Stratification

Dorchid 08-23-2020 02:22 PM

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Sundew plantlet starting to mature from leaf cutting. Seems to be moving pretty quickly, now. Should get 2 plants from this cutting.

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WaterWitchin 08-23-2020 05:25 PM

Cool! I'm definitely getting one when I can. Best for me to start with a little plant, instead of a seed, etc. Learning curve....

My SIL gave me a tiny little start of a Crassula falcata for mother's day. Started it off a leaf. Now I have a baby one, and about five more little starts. I get nervous just watching them.

DirtyCoconuts 08-24-2020 09:53 AM

for gnat control i made a ping garden in the small corner of the kitchen by the produce area-

they need light...especially to get sticky..i have two sundew in there as well.

i would recommend they get a light


btw we used to have a fly problem...like always ten or more little gnats around the fruit and now i never see one.....the pings are bad a$$

WaterWitchin 08-24-2020 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 934128)
for gnat control i made a ping garden in the small corner of the kitchen by the produce area-

they need light...especially to get sticky..i have two sundew in there as well.

i would recommend they get a light


btw we used to have a fly problem...like always ten or more little gnats around the fruit and now i never see one.....the pings are bad a$$

Window with north light won't be enough, will it?


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