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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 09, 2006 08:15 AM
Hello does anybody grow Drosera (sundews)? I have a Drosera Capensis and a Drosera Binata. I know you can grow new ones from cuttings or seeds and I dont know what potting soil would be the best. What potting soil would you reccomend for me? Have any of you had any success with cuttings or seeds before with Drosera Capensis or Binata? Thanks. -Aaron

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by angelblossom on October 09, 2006 08:52 AM
http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html

TRy this site it's packed FULL of info!! Just google around in it I'm sure you'll find what you need!

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 09, 2006 11:33 AM
Ok thank you angelblossom. Yeah that is a pretty good site.... the guy who wrote it must have a good sense of humor. I was just posting this to see if anyone had ever gotten any success from any of the methods of propagation.

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by angelblossom on October 10, 2006 09:24 AM
Right now I'm trying to start new pitcher plants from leave cutting I used his method under Nep pitchers I started about a week ago by third week I should see roots starting IF I'm successful [dunno]

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 10, 2006 12:38 PM
Have you ever tried leaf cuttings from a sarracenia pitcher plant? I have one of those too.

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by angelblossom on October 11, 2006 10:12 AM
No I only have a Nep "alata" Have you tried a leaf cutting start on your yet??

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 11, 2006 12:37 PM
On my sarracenia Im going to try a cutting in the spring when its healthier but Ive already tried a cutting of my Drosera Binata and I put it in a dish of water and it hasnt showed any signs of dying so I guess its possible to reproduce that one with leaf cuttings. Ill have to try putting it in soil next as soon as I find out what kind to use. I still have to try it with the Drosera Capensis though.

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by angelblossom on October 12, 2006 07:41 AM
Hi Aaron My starts are looking ucky [Eek!] turning yellow and black edges on some leaves Tomarrow when I feel better I'll take out rinse with rain water and put in moist perlite and see if there is a change( after dicarding yellow and black bad leaves),, It would be interesting of either of us are successful Huh?? Pretty cool we both are experimenting with this same method if it isn't successful I will try again in the spring after new growth starts!

keep me posted on How yours do okay?? What state are you in????

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 12, 2006 11:46 AM
Sure Ill keep you posted. Its almost been two weeks now and the leaf isnt showing any signs of dying. I wont have time to plant any into soil for a while so Ill see how it does until then. Good luck on yours. Ill PM you or post another topic when I have some luck.

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by TomR on October 13, 2006 09:00 PM
I grow mine (D. adelae) in pure long fiber sphag moss.

Tom

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 22, 2006 08:03 AM
Is the moss alive or ? Where can I get the moss? Just any nursery that sells carnivorous plants?

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by angelblossom on October 23, 2006 09:03 AM
Any nurserys sells it It's not just for CP's it has many uses Long Fibered sphagnum moss sold in bags dried I don't think I've ran across live should would be nice too tho!! Probably can find it at walmart( dried)

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on October 27, 2006 12:59 PM
Soon Im going to add a new Drosera to my collection- a Drosera Spatulata. Im ordering it from World of Carnivores and they give you soil with it so now I dont have to worry about finding soil somewhere. I havent quite yet started reproducing the Drosera I have but one of the cuttings I have has survived in water for a few weeks now and now its starting to brown a little. But thats ok because it was only an experiment and I expected it to die in pure water. Now the next step is putting a new cutting in soil so it doesnt die and forms more.

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on November 04, 2006 10:19 AM
Ok I said Id keep you posted on my progress... well its good news now. I never got around to ordering the spatulata (Yet) but this morning I looked at the Drosera Binata cutting I put in water about a month ago and I saw it now has little plantlets growing out of it. So now tomorrow Ill get some soil and put it in actual soil. I cant wait!

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by carnivorousplantgrower7 on November 14, 2006 08:17 AM
I got the new Spatulata and it seems to be doing ok. Not 100% but ok. I planted the Binata in soil and it is growing bigger and bigger and it starting to get big enough to where the leaves have sticky hairs now.

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