Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

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Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SundewWolf » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:08 am

I have a pot of D. filliformis "florida red" that has been doing alright, however recently it lost all its dew. I'm not sure why, the dew hair tips are still pink and there seems to be no other damage to the plant.

I keep it outside in a tray with 1 inch of water. Morning sun and afternoon (4-ish) shade.
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Re: Filliformis issue

by SundewWolf » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:21 pm

Heres a pic of how it looks
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Re: Filliformis issue

by SundewWolf » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:06 am

I checked on it today while the sun was still out, and the dew seems to be coming back.

Maybe it just didn't like the wet conditions. I'm not sure how wet this species like to grow, flooded or well drained.
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Re: Filliformis issue

by SFLguy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:22 am

Has it been raining a lot there lately?
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Re: Filliformis issue

by SundewWolf » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:11 pm

yeah. one of my red pirahna vfts rotted because its been raining every other day. They dont even stand in water.
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Re: Filliformis issue

by SFLguy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:43 pm

That sucks :/ but I've found that (with my sundews at least) when it rains a lot they produce less dew until it gets sunny again
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Re: Filliformis issue

by SundewWolf » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:16 pm

So...I still have an issue with my filliformis lol -_-

Basically they have been in a hibernacula all summer. I tried growing them dry, growing them wet, full sun, nothing works lol. Now I think I've got mildew growing on the surface.

My next idea is to replant in 50/50 LFS and perlite, and to water heavily and then dry them out. I'm assuming this is how their habitat fluctuates in florida, although its just a guess. Anyone have tips as to something else I should do?

PS. I have the "florida red" form.
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SFLguy » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:37 pm

Well Florida is rain all summer and then dries in the winter
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SundewWolf » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:46 am

Yeah maybe its the soil though. I've been keeping them standing in water all august in full sun and there was no change.

Hopefully the LFS/perlite mix will drain better and be more healthy for the roots than soggy peat.
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SFLguy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:04 am

Huh, that's weird... what's the temp over there?
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SundewWolf » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:52 am

Right now Highs around 83, lows in the 60s. August was pretty much in the 85s-90s.
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SFLguy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:00 pm

Okay and how much of a temp drop do you get at night?
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by tommyr » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:16 am

Mine sit in a little water (1/4" - 1/2") all growing season. Full sun most of the day but under the back patio roof.

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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by SundewWolf » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:37 am

There was what looks to be mildew on the surface of the soil, so I treated it with daconil and am letting them dry before placing in my terrarium.
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Re: Filliformis won't come out of hibernacula all summer

by roarke » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:38 pm

How is your plant doing ?

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