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Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:20 am
by riveraXVX
very awesome looking plant like its fuzziness on the back of the leaves I look forward to seeing this continue to grow up!

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:36 pm
by Shadowtski
I fed him his first bug yesterday, a gnat. The whole leaf rolled up around it. It's the leaf on the right side in the middle.

Good growing,
Mike

Drosera magnifica, first bug
Drosera magnifica, first bug
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Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:32 pm
by Hungry Plants
Love this plant.

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:43 pm
by HeliamphoraWalnut
My magnifica look really sad lol. They came with black growth points, but they seem to be holding on for now.

Yours look like they'll pull through and hopefully next year you'll have big ol bushes of them!

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:23 pm
by Shadowtski
It's been over two months since my last update.
Since then, the plant has crashed and burned.

The growing point died for no reason I could see.
My guess is that the roots were too wet.
I will be transplanting it soon into a better draining medium.

But two new growth points have appeared, so there is still hope.
The plant itself is still alive.

The leaf cutting now has two small plantlets growing.

I'm still on the learning curve, but I haven't killed it yet.
So overall, I'm satisfied.

Here are a few pictures from today.

Good growing,
Mike
Two new growth points
Two new growth points
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New growth points, different angle
New growth points, different angle
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Two plantlets growing from leaf cutting
Two plantlets growing from leaf cutting
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Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:07 am
by w03
Good job documenting everything, and don't get too hung up on the growth point dying. It might be a result of the soil (I and many others are using a very rocky/sandy mixture kept drier than usual), but it could also be stress. I lost a large plant from the very beginning, and most of the people I talked to had at least some of the growth points die. The basals that they form seem to be quite vigorous though so it doesn't appear to be a huge problem if the main point goes.

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:11 am
by Nepenthes0260
Thanks for the pics Mike! I REALLY want to grow this species now :D.

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:34 am
by Shadowtski
Another Update:

I transplanted my Drosera magnifica today.

The old media was 1:1 peat/perlite, I think.
The old pot was a Red 20 oz Solo plastic cup.

The new mix is 87.5 % Perlite and 12.5% peatmoss. (7:1)
The new pot is 5 inches square by 7 inches deep.
It will be domed for at least two weeks to allow acclimation.
I will be top watering it daily.

The new media is very airy, open, and quick draining.
This mix would be good for regia, Drosophyllum, and many Pings, I think.

Wish me luck.

Good growing,
Mike

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:52 pm
by Trapper Kay
Shadowtski wrote:Another Update:

I transplanted my Drosera magnifica today.

The old media was 1:1 peat/perlite, I think.
The old pot was a Red 20 oz Solo plastic cup.

The new mix is 87.5 % Perlite and 12.5% peatmoss. (7:1)
The new pot is 5 inches square by 7 inches deep.
It will be domed for at least two weeks to allow acclimation.
I will be top watering it daily.

The new media is very airy, open, and quick draining.
This mix would be good for regia, Drosophyllum, and many Pings, I think.

Wish me luck.

Good growing,
Mike
Looks like you are going to succeed very well with this plant and I hope you can get bountiful growth to help this amazing species!

Good growing!!

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:52 pm
by Trapper Kay
I just ordered a Drosera magnifica myself and this information will hopefully help me keep it alive and hopefully get some plantlets from it! Thank you so much!

I’ve now just repotted my 4 regia seedlings (yesterday) in the same media about 6:1 perlite, peat moss mix and will amp the perlite a bit more for the magnifica.

My regias are already looking more dewy today and show no signs of shock but already look happier.

I highly recommend your media ratio to anyone else who want these plants to thrive! :)

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:48 pm
by Shadowtski
Here is an update on my Drosera magnifica.
It has been about two weeks since transplanting into a well draining ( 1:7 Peatmoss:Perlite ) medium.
The plant is looking very happy with lots of new growth.
Drosera magnifica 2 weeks after repotting
Drosera magnifica 2 weeks after repotting
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Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:14 am
by promethean_spark
Thanks for sharing, often learning what NOT to do is as important as what to do. Glad it's bouncing back nicely!

Re: Drosera magnifica

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:06 pm
by Hungry Plants
Looking good Mike. I don't know if you've seen this yet but I hope it helps you or anyone else.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5QejP7xy6o