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Mucus of genlisea aurea

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Hi,

The bloom is it responsible for the disappearance of the mucus on the leaf of genlisea aurea ?

Regards Anthony

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What do you mean? Are you saying that the mucus on the leaves disappears when your plant flowers?

Fernando

Edited by Fernando Rivadavia

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Anthony: what is your care conditions?

I mean, soil, watering etc?

Maiden

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Hi,

It is in a jar with some water 2cm below the surface. With temperatures of 20°C the night and 26°C in the daytime. The substratum consists of 50-50 peat-sand but unchanged for 2 years. Enlightened by 3 turbo neon(3x55W) in 50cm of height

Anthony

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Here my plant, i think he is healthy ! the subulata is fine in the pot too.

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Maiden

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Great ! My main plant doesn't still have mucus but the cuttings have it. My main plant must be too big and too old.

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When I firstly got G. aurea it had mucus all the time. But after some unknown change of cultivation it lost if for at least 6 years. When I changed growing conditions again. I do not remember how I were growing it on the very beginning, but I know what I changed now. I placed it a little deeper in the pot. Providing it a pot edge about 1,5 cm. That way it has a little more soil humidity at the same water lever as always and the air humidity in its closest surrounding is also higher. I do not have 100% humidity in the terrarium, I am pretty sure of that. It is too much ventilated and unsealed. The rest conditions such as temperatures and light are exactly the same as always. So probably soil or/and air humidity has to do with it. Maybe flowering can trigger this mucus loss, but I think it shouldn't be responsible for it enduring.

Maiden, U. subulata is doing fine a whole year outdoor in Poland, so it will do fine everywhere. ;-)

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Update !! The plant is now a clump of many genlisea :)

I clean all the subulata, the most i can.

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I am afraid that I still see U. subulata between G. aurea leafs, which means it will spread back to what it was. Until you can clean every single leaf or about 0,5cm long root of this species, it will regrow back again. Beside that your G. aruea looks nice and healthy.

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Yes :( i will reclean each 2-3 months.

Anthony: how? I just pull a leaf and put it on the soil?

Its not better making divisions and repot them? I think i have a clump of plants.

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Edit, duplicate post.

Edited by Maiden

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You must take carefully a leaf by pulling. You must have a white part and the green part. After plant it in the peat vertically. Only the green part must be visible. And the better is the green part touch the peat. If you want a movie on the cuttings see with cephalotus ;). The success rate is high.

And in 2-3 months you will have a new litlle plant. In 6 months they will be aldult.

Anthony

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Here is my old film how it is done. I never finished it and I don't know if I ever will. It shows how it can be done. Please no laughs. Click here.

I think you could very well clean your G. aurea if you gave it a little time. You would need a thin ended tweezers and a load of patience. I have done things like that and I know it is possible to clean your plant from U. subulata. Especially if you have one plant like that, not 50 or more.

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Yeah only one, but i will wait until the subulata spread again, and then cleaning up again. Im not a subulata hater, but i dont want any roots competition.

For the leaf cutting, i will try this summer. Its faster making plant divisions or leaves cutting ?

Thanks for the vidz !

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It is not that I am U. subulata hater, I just don't like to have mixed up plants which I cannot separate easily. Also it is hard to gain control of this species if you have more pots around. It does no harm to Genlisea and most of the plant if it is harmful to any at all. It is just the thing that if you once get it mixed up with some other Utritcularia, than I don't see any easy way to separate them than.

Of course leaf cuttings are a way better and faster method of propagation. If you have a clump of 3 plants, than you can separate it into three plants only. If you have one plant, that is big, healthy and have a load of leafs (when G. aurea is that kind of species with a load of leafs) than you can take even 20 leafs, leave half of the plant or even less and have almost 100% success from those leaf cuttings if you pull them off the proper way. For species with bigger traps and a few leafs, the trap propagation is a load better of course.

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Ok thanks a lot for the good info :)

You guys look like experts with genlisea!

I will try this for sure this summer. I will try 10 leaves pulling, and then givaway to the forum members.

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My genlisea aurea, the clump get bigger.

And one of the leaf cutting grow nicely :)

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Genlisea aurea

The goo remain after the flowering, as you can see!

Thx for watching

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Yes in the same pot. You can see the lil green hairs in you zoom the picture.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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