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Tuberous drosera, an interesting experiment

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hi,

Last june, i tried to collect some D.wittakery tubers in a dry pot when i saw that the plants begun to grow again,

even if it was not the good season for that.

So i tried an experiment, i broke the stolons (they was 3 to 4 cm long) and i plant them in a classic medium (peat+sand)

I keep the pot in my garag with a cool temperature and a few weeks after, i began to see some small plants

Today as you can see they have the same size than an adult plants.

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i don't know if they will make a tuber at the end of the season, but it's an interesting experiment

I try the same thing with d.Ramellosa, D.zonaria and D.platypoda with less success.

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Hi jp,

 

very interesting!

I accidentally had this happen with a D. macrophylla which had the stolon broken off on its journey to me. In that case both the stolon and (later) the tuber developed into a new plant and also a tuber at the end of the season. However, I never followed up on that the way you just did.

What happened to the tubers in your case?

 

Best regards

Dieter

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Hi Dieter,

In my case the tubers grows perfectly without problems.

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Hi,

 

very interesting and a very good success. You wrote "I try the same thing with D. ramellosa, D. zonaria and D. platypoda with less success." What happened?

Do you feed the D. whittakeri or did they catch the prey by themself?

... and of course a very nice picture, like always.

 

Best regards

 

Lutz

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