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#67469 October 9th, 2006 at 07:15 AM
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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

#67470 October 9th, 2006 at 07:52 AM
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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!

#67471 October 9th, 2006 at 10:33 AM
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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.

#67472 October 10th, 2006 at 08:24 AM
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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 Duh

#67473 October 10th, 2006 at 11:38 AM
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Have you ever tried leaf cuttings from a sarracenia pitcher plant? I have one of those too.

#67474 October 11th, 2006 at 09:12 AM
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No I only have a Nep "alata" Have you tried a leaf cutting start on your yet??

#67475 October 11th, 2006 at 11:37 AM
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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.

#67476 October 12th, 2006 at 06:41 AM
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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????

#67477 October 12th, 2006 at 10:46 AM
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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.

#67478 October 13th, 2006 at 08:00 PM
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I grow mine (D. adelae) in pure long fiber sphag moss.

Tom

#67479 October 22nd, 2006 at 07:03 AM
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Is the moss alive or ? Where can I get the moss? Just any nursery that sells carnivorous plants?

#67480 October 23rd, 2006 at 08:03 AM
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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)

#67481 October 27th, 2006 at 11:59 AM
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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.

#67482 November 4th, 2006 at 10:19 AM
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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!

#67483 November 14th, 2006 at 08:17 AM
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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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