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Johanovich

Drosera burmanii

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Hi everyone,

I am currently in the process of finishing my terrarium and I was wondering if D. burmanii could be kept as an epiphyte.

The back panel of the terrarium will be a large plate of rough cork bark, in which I plan to make a few holes that can contain some growing medium. Could anyone enlighten me if D. burmanii has long or large roots and if this is even possible? Has anyone perhaps tried this already?

Grtz,

Johan

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Burmanni have small roots and generally (in cultivation) only live for a couple years, they do well in both peat/sand and spag, so spag will stay in place easy, watering the roots without watering the leaves will be the trick.

They don't naturally grow as epiphytes but they do grow on rock faces that have moist patches, including in roots of melaluca tree's.

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Well I know they grow quite well in as little medium as 4cm or less so probably worth a shot. Not massively fond of being transplanted, however, and of course are effectively semi-annuals. I guess the best approach would be to try germinating seeds in situ and see what happens.

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Burmanni have small roots and generally (in cultivation) only live for a couple years, they do well in both peat/sand and spag, so spag will stay in place easy, watering the roots without watering the leaves will be the trick.

They don't naturally grow as epiphytes but they do grow on rock faces that have moist patches, including in roots of melaluca tree's.

Well I know they grow quite well in as little medium as 4cm or less so probably worth a shot. Not massively fond of being transplanted, however, and of course are effectively semi-annuals. I guess the best approach would be to try germinating seeds in situ and see what happens.

Allright I'll try sowing the seeds directly in the crevices filled with some medium.

Thanks for the advice!

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I would suggest a few in the crevices but most in a peat/sand mix, then when they are plantlets (less than 1cm) dig them up and plant them, otherwise they may fall or worse not germinate in the conditions

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