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  1. Hey everyone!

    On December 11th (last month), I placed two leaves each of Droseras flexicaulis and cistiflora "Purple Flower" into water filled vials and left them unattended until yesterday. When I checked them, I was pleased to discover that erupting from the center of each leaf from both species were long filaments, white at the base and approaching green at the growing end. In D. cistiflora they measure around 1.5 and .5 centimeters, and in D. flexicaulis they measure .7 and .25 cm. I am wondering what other cues I will need to observe before I can safely introduce these cuttings into new media, and what that new media should preferably be.

    I am considering changing the water and waiting another month before introducing the plants into a peat or sphagnum slurry. Hardening off these species is important to me, as both of them are exceedingly expensive in the US, and the question at issue here is primarily what reliable processes are to securely decant the pullings into media.

    Of particular concern is D. cistiflora, which will need to develop a taproot in order to survive its dry dormancy. Does anyone have any success with water pullings from this particular species? Or flexicaulis, for that matter?

    Thank you very much,


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  2. Hey all,

    Mostly out of curiosity, I've been wondering if there are any CP society *properties* out there, a building, office, or other space expressly or in part-time dedicated to the meetings and dealings of the local (or national, continental, international) CP society or community in any part of the world. Mostly discounting nurseries and botanical gardens, are there or have there been any such places? Most societies I know of, if not all, are centered on the internet, and though they may hold meetings regularly at rented venues, they do not own, lease, or otherwise organize on their own property.

    Sorry for being so vague, it is only out of my interest to leave room for replies that I can't really specify the endpoint of my curiosity. 

    Thank you very much!

  3. That's quite a turnout of responses! Thank you all.

    Y'know, we've been wondering about Darlingtonia ourselves for decades and why they happen to grow feral in your neck of the woods, but we can't even keep them outside here in Portland or they'll fry!

    I kept Darlingtonia years ago. Every summer half of it would die back until there was nothing left.


  4. Hey guys, I'm here to invade the EU

    My name's Carson, and I've been growing CPs since around 2001 and am happy to join the forum at last. I've had my eye on CPUK for years but never saw reason to join until I went to ICPS Kew 2016. Now I would like to formally introduce myself to Europe.

    I'm a hobbyist grower, and have mostly subtropical S. African Drosera but that's changing rapidly - pings and utrics seem to be up and coming in the collection, as are vfts, and experiments in propagation over the next few years should yield more than that. I have an unrequited love for science but lack the math or the degree to do anything about it, but articles about CPs and especially ecological studies fascinate me and I am always willing to read them.

    I'll be around, mostly to pester you guys with questions about sundews and maybe international seed trades. Good to be here!


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