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Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [temporarily closed]

by Grey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:44 pm

I've got five batches of D. scorpioides available for 2013! PM me if you are interested, no charge, no fuss.

Drosera Scorpioides is a pygmy drosera; most species of pygmy drosera originate from locations such as western Australia. They have a 'dormancy' period in the summer and have a single, fragile root that buries deep into the soil. Because of this long root repotting is not recommended and flowers usually fail to produce seed. Stem and root cuttings do not work either so the only way to expand your collection of Drosera Scorpioides is via gemmae. Gemmae are produced during the wet season and can be propagated by gently removing them from the adult plant and sowing them onto wet media (a peat based soil is recommended with the addition of perlite or silica sand).

My collection of adult Drosera Scorpioides has produced a huge excess of gemmae that I would like to rehome, the gemmae will be sent out in wet paper towels folded gently and placed into bags. The gemmae should be sown as soon as they arrive so make sure you have suitable pots (preferably at least 4 inches in depth) and media available.

Remember, repotting germinated Drosera Scorpioides is a risky business so be sure to use a pot that you wish the plants to stay in for the rest of their lives. Try to sow each gemmae at least 1 cm apart to prevent overcrowding. The wider the pot, the better.

I can't really say how many gemmae I'll pack into each bag but they'll be harvested at a maximum of 12 hours before being dispatched. I'm not going to charge for these as I can't guarantee that they'll survive the mailing.

PM me if you're interested. I'd prefer to send them out to UK residents only as I know our mail system should take a maximum of three days for the gemmae to arrive, which should help ensure survival.

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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by stitz25b » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:06 pm

could i have a few when u send out my seed?
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by Darkrai283 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:48 pm

Sent pm about an hour ago.
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by Grey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:16 pm

Can do, stitz. Gotta get more jiffy bags methinks.

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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by Daniel_G » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:39 am

Thanks again Grey!
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by stitz25b » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:32 pm

thanks grey!
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by Grey » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:29 pm

No worries.

I've run out of jiffy bags, hoping mum'll pick some up when she sends the first batch of gemmae out tomorrow (harvesting tonight). Will update when I have more bags, in the meantime feel free to continue sending requests guys and gals, it may just take a couple of extra days to send you a confirmation.

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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by Daniel_G » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:35 pm

Thanks again Grey!
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae)

by Darkrai283 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Got the gemmae today Grey! thanks!
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [Temporarily closed]

by Grey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:52 am

Thank you all for the interest so far. The gemmae giveaway is closed temporarily due to medical reasons. Will update when it's open again.

If you've already contacted me for gemmae, don't worry your orders have been sent out.

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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [Temporarily closed]

by Daniel_G » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:26 am

I hope everything is all well with you Grey :)
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [Temporarily closed]

by Darkrai283 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Daniel_G wrote:I hope everything is all well with you Grey


I hope the same as well. :)
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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [Temporarily closed]

by stitz25b » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:46 am

Darkrai283 wrote:
Daniel_G wrote:I hope everything is all well with you Grey


I hope the same as well. :)

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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [Open for 2013)

by Grey » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 pm

Time for 2013 gemmae harvest!

It's that time of year again when I've got D. scorpioides gemmae that needs rehoming! I have three plants that have a nice head of baby dews (and a fourth that has just started producing) that can probably be divided into five batches; I can't guarantee how many gemmae you'll get but I'm not charging so that shouldn't be a problem. I'll only be mailing to UK addresses.

So, that's five batches of gemmae; please PM me if you are interested, I'll update as batches get 'eaten up'. They'll be posted some time this week, I'm sure (any batches claimed after Thursday will be dispatched the following Monday). These are hardy little things unless you repot them, so when you get them make sure you have their permanent home set up as they have been known to die very quickly due to root disturbance. Gemmae really is the best way to get started with these guys, save yourself the stress and risk of repotting!

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Re: Drosera Scorpioides (gemmae) [Open for 2013]

by Starchy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:51 pm

Stupid Atlantic Ocean. Always getting in the way... :P

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