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  1. Hello, I have U. sp. Kerala (which I'm pretty sure is the same plant) and it produces leaf-bladders very often. In my growing conditions, leaf-bladders occur when moisture and humidity levels are very high, and are present on quite a few species. So far I've seen direct leaf+bladders on U. sandersonii (after flooding), U. flaccida, U. reniformis (once only), and U. mannii. U. longifolia, U. praetermissa (once or twice, on very young plants), and U. trichophylla (after flooding) sometimes do the leaf+stolon bladders, but I haven't seen bladders directly on leaves.. Low light also seems to encourage leaf-bladders sometimes - or at least I see them less in more well lit areas. It's possible that many other species produce them too, since I haven't tried flooding at them and don't usually look very closely at the leaves.
  2. Hello, I'm not sure about either of those species since I don't grow them, but this has happened to me with D. adelae and D. rubrifolia before. I just put the plantlets on wet media and kept the humidity at ~ 100% while supplying bright light. They grew normal rosettes from the tip, and re-rooted from the new crown. However, I did lose a lot of D. adelae in this process, probably because I provided too much light and burnt them. Something similar seems to happen when I get receive sundews that have grown long stems due to age. The stem dies back to the actively growing crown (maybe due to shipping shock), which develops new roots down into the substrate and grows normally.
  3. Hello everyone! My real name is William, if anyone is also here from the Facebook groups. I'm just an average university student who grows plants. I started growing when I was in middle school, but "quit" for a number of years until a childhood friend got me back into it recently. I have a great interest in all kinds of Utricularia, Genlisea, and South American Drosera, and grow mostly these kinds of plants. Unfortunately, it seems that not a lot of other growers in the US are interested in them, so it's hard to find information and sources for plant material. Hopefully I can learn more about these species from all the amazing growers here on CPUK. My current goal is to track down one of the Utricularia species from sect. Phyllaria, but it seems that even U. striatula is impossible to find right now! If anyone has clues for me then I would be very thankful. Other than that, I'll probably be around to look at everyone's pretty plants, and get some growing tips. Happy to be a new member!