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#1 Graham

 
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 19:02 PM

I know seeds are the usual way to propagate this plant, but has anyone succeeded in propagating Drosophyllum from cuttings or by layering? I have a straggly multicrowned plant that would be a prime candidate if either of these methods would work.

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 20:32 PM

Hi Graham,

Impossible!

Regards,

Jan

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 15:26 PM

I'll Take 'Thart' as-R Challenge, Jan!!! >(*U^)<

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My-Current-Idea is-to Use R Really 'Salty'-Medium to "Strike" CP-Material More-Effectively ... Salty-enough to Excluse All-but The Extremophile Mycorrhizae that Come-to-The-Aid-of-The Plants When-They are Iron-Deficient.

You-can 'Trigger' this Iron-Deficiency and "Interdiggitation" by The Mycorrhizae Using very-Dilute Chromium-solutions ... but of-Course Chromium IS Toxic.

The-Question'-of-Iron is R Fundamental-one Concerning CPs.

Plants around Many CPs in-The-Wild are Nearly-Always Dark-Green and even 'Glauceous' ie Bluey-Green. CPs often 'Yellow'-out Away from Their Usual Ground-based Growing-points and Some-CPs are Even Naturally 'Glauceous' if-Not Glaceous at Ground-Level ie 'Near' The Growing-pioint ie Drosera-gigantea & Sarracenia-flava.

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Dionaea can in-Fact Take-on R Kind-of Dualism (Compartmentalisation?) between Petiole-&-Lamina ... The Petiole-Being R-Dark-Green and The Lamina a Yellow-Green as-if One Was Suffering from iron-Deficiency and The Other 'Not'!!! There's R National-Geographic Image on 629 Which I-Reproduce Above for-Clarity ... Since it's Such an Old-Work and Hard-to-Obtain.

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It Pretty-much 'Matches' Plants Found in-This-Image from The Mid-Eighties Presumeably Ripped-from-The-Wild or So-I've Been 'Told' by Authorities in-The-Area. I-Guess they Must-Be Referring to Native Companion-Plant-Associates Growing in The-Pots as-Well!!!??? >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<

There IS 'Some' Evidence that TITANIUM Can Take-part in The Photosynthetic-Process. Perhaps 'This' Explains The Dichotomy Between Petiole-&-Lamina? Perhaps There's-R-Trap-Related-Reason 'Why' The Two Have to-Be Separated ... Perhaps Traps Have to-Be Iron-Deficient to SNAP-'Fast'!!!???

The OKEEFENOKEE-Giant Reputedly Grows on The 'Edge' of-R Titanium-DYKE and Titanium is Usually Found Concomittantly Associated with Aluminium of 'GLEY'-Podzolic Coastal-Plain Soils. Titaniium is Less-Reactive than Aluminium (about-R-6th ... if you Take The Cryolite-Process into Account) Which Alternatively means it-is More 'Easy' to-Reduce and 'GLEY'-Podzolic-Soil Definitely Possess The-Necessary Reductive-Power to Reduce Copper-&-Iron ... so-Why-'Not' TITANIUM as-Well!!!??? Most-likely it-Would Be Taken-up as One-of-The-Chlorides after it-Has Been Reduced.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 16:38 PM

Yes, it's possible :thumright:

http://www.mondocarn...amp;unirecid=23

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 16:12 PM

I've read reports of someone propagating by the woody stems, I think it's possible. Not sure about air layering though.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:24 PM

I've read a LOT about Drosophyllum in recent years and have only heard rumors of the odd cutting rooting. It's practically impossible though.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 21:59 PM

Richard I think it's possible. Check this out:

http://www.carnivoro...7n4p106_107.pdf

Check this out also, it's where I found the above link:

http://www.terraforu...cutting-success


I will also post that woody stem cuttings article if I can find it again.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 17:37 PM

I say it's practically impossible because it's very rare that people have managed vegetative propogation. If only a method was discovered to make it common practice.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 20:46 PM

Just a thought but perhaps more people would try and it would be more common practise if they weren't told it was (practically) impossible :D

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 22:18 PM

Fair point.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 22:44 PM

Hehe guys. I've read success stories on a few other sources as well, I'm going to include them here once I find them again.

I think the problem is that not many people seem to grow this plant and even fewer of those people actually dare experimenting with their plants. For instance people still say you can not transplant and I myself have transplanted about 6 times (twice or so for each pot, I have 4). As long as you move the whole rootball, the plants don't skip a beat.
Anyway, looks like we have a lot to learn still.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:39 AM

Absolutely possible, both from branch and floral scape. I wrote an article for AIPC, here is a summary, I'm sorry it is in Italian. http://www.mondocarn...iew&unirecid=23

Maurizio

Edited by maurizio, 12 May 2013 - 08:50 AM.