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  1. for the record, i jokingly said "...can we just call itchrysolosa to avoid confusion??? :) " i wasn't being serious. so is anyone growing this chrysolosa looking thing now? sundewmatt
  2. ah, so it gets very old there. i was hoping this would be another warm grower. oh well.
  3. nice. i also want to know minimum winter temperatures. matt
  4. has anyone found drosera in spain? I'm interested in seed of the ones from warmer locations. it seems there's rotundifolia and also Anglica, no?
  5. thats great, thought thats a pretty tiny pic. i remember visiting kew ages ago and they had quite a few plants labelled Acaulis at the time.
  6. hi nadja! would it be possible to sort out the photo bucket situation or repost these images? a friend just sent seed of swaziland drosera and i wanted to drool over your pics a bit. :) thanks! matt
  7. funtofunky, thats what they look like... before they die! :/ im guessing the roots might have died and it's just a bud sitting in air. if it was my plant, id remove just the bud and firmly plant it so its making good contact w the medium. good luck! sundewmatt
  8. well, i wasn't able to get answers to one of my questions here, so i regrettably joined facebook, posted a few rare drosera and instantly acquired 30 new facebook friends and lots and lots of likes. makes me feel real special. and loved. it also seems like a good way for those of us in the US to sell plants. ill be sure to check back here from time to time though. meanwhile, anyone who wants to be facebook friends, come n find me. :)
  9. I recently pulled some 10 year old DROSERA seed out of the refrigerator and planted it in several different isolated chambers. One of the batches now reeks of mildew (!). Visibly, there's some typical green slime, but I don't see anything that looks like mildew, and the seedlings are all very healthy. Does anyone have any suggestions to completely destroy this mildew or whatever it is thats causing this horrible odor? Any solution would need to be completely non-toxic as I grow my plants in my living room. I've been reading about sulfur and potassium bicarbonate but wonder i
  10. Peat quality varies here in the US. plus, supersphag is a lot cleaner to work with. I may dust off some old peat for some petiolaris complex plants soon though.
  11. id recommend putting them in dead milled sphagnum instead as live sphag can overgrow small plants. also, they're pretty spindly - it looks like they need to get more light. keep them really humid or they will probably (insert skull emoji). next time id just recommend laying them flat in wet dead milled sphag in a brightly lit location w high humidity. matt
  12. i grew solaris from seed when it first entered cultivation. at the time, i was using a product called no damp off (milled sphagnum from mosser lee). it was great for germinating seed, but would eventually grow and overgrow small plants. ive since switched to supersphag, which doesn't grow. id recommend using supersphag or something else thats not going to grow moss that will compete with the plants. im looking forward to getting solaris seed again soon. good luck!
  13. ill be signing autographs tomorrow. ($20) wait in line, my friend.
  14. i would guess the problem was the heat. i wouldnt let them get over 80F.
  15. dont trust facebook. they dont have our best interests in mind. when facebook disappears or decides they want to monetize facebook groups, people will wish they hadn't left forums like this one. how about rounding everybody up and getting them back here? tell them sundewmatt is back. that should be all it takes to convince them!
  16. this plant is amazing. is its common name "the facebook sundew"?
  17. Not to detract from this forum, but I've noticed a lack of activity on here recently and am wondering where everyone is these days?
  18. lets hope so cause theres some real good stuff in there!
  19. Thanks Ada. That gives me hope for this purpurea x flava seed I planted that was stored in the fridge for a long time. So then there were cold temperatures for 3 months or so then? Have you tried any older seed?