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Date: 10/3/2001 12:45:38 PM
Name: Pete Thiel
Subject: Tropical Drosera
Message:
Questions & hopefuly answers on growing and cultivating Tropical Drosera

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Date: 12/18/2001 1:44:58 PM
Name: Joseph Clemens
Subject: RE: Tropical Drosera
Reply:
Though Drosera regia is not strictly a tropical plant, mine has not demonstrated a period of dormancy for the ond and one-half years that I have had it. I wanted to write about an experiment I did propagating Drosera regia: I had heard that D. regia could not be propagated via leaf cuttings. So I had to give it my best try. I cut a 2 inch (5 cm) segment from the tip of a young (still unfolding) leaf. I placed it into a small jar of distilled water and kept it in very bright light. I periodically added more water to keep the leaf floating. It took nearly 2 months, but before I gave up, 2 small buds began to grow near the tip of the leaf. It has been a year since that experiment. Though I have started many root cuttings from the same original/mother plant before and after the leaf cutting experiment. The two plants produced from the leaf cutting have grown more vigorously than any root cutting produced plants. I plan to begin a repeat of this experiment before the end of this month.

Date: 1/30/2002 5:41:55 AM
Name: stir
Subject: RE: Tropical Drosera
Reply:
would dis experiment work on other CPs?

Date: 2/26/2002 11:56:15 PM
Name: Noah
Subject: thats interesting...
Reply:
That's an interesting experiment Joseph... I'm glad you tried, I would have likely just followed the "rule" and never "ruined" my plant for the sake of science. I myself am just germinating some d. regia seed, hopefully they will survive. I'll keep that in mind though. Noah

Date: 10/12/2002 11:53:29 PM
Name: Joseph Clemens
Subject: RE: Tropical Drosera regia
Reply:
Actually I almost always use the float in water technique to propagate almost all Drosera from severed leaves.

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