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bonfield

"Water orbs" on Stylidium brunonianum

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I've noticed that after spraying or watering my S. brunonianum, they would form unusually large spheres of water in the center of the rosette. This may be connected to a slightly powdery growth on the leaves; whatever water landed on the plants would coalesce into these orbs, with some of the powder floating on the surface.

Sorry for the low res pictures.

Here is a cristate plant with a water orb:

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Another brunonianum with a water orb. If you look closely , you can see some fungus gnat larvae that have become trapped in the sphere.

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Has anyone else grown this plant and witnessed this odd trait?

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