is this a hibernacula?

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is this a hibernacula?

by Earthy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:44 am

my Intermedia x Rotundifolia cross seedling decided to do this. if it is a hibernacula not sure why it would have made one; it gets a long photoperiod, moist medium, and warmth. the leaves haven't moved in growth. the D. Tonkanensis and D. Capensis seedlings are doing fine in the same container. what should I do?
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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by entropy81 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:22 am

Hard to tell because it's so incredibly small. But yeah, it looks like a small hibernacula.

Both rotundifolia and intermedia go dormant for me regardless of what the temperature or photoperiod is. Yours could be too. Capensis shouldn't ever go dormant, and tokaiensis probably won't if it doesn't have to either. I just leave them alone until they come out of it. They handle it pretty well. My rotundifolia actually goes dormant twice a year, summer and winter, the intermedia only once a year. They've been through a couple years with 75 degree 16 hours lit dormancy. When it wakes up and starts growing again feed it.

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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Earthy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:42 am

Do I just keep watering like normal? It would be hard to water it differently since they are all in the same container...
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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by entropy81 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:51 am

Yeah I do. I actually keep mine sitting in a tray of water.

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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Earthy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:36 am

Okay cool!! I had another one that did this but it died (not sure why; thought it was too wet) so hopefully this one will survive and start growing again :)
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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Adelaide » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:25 pm

Yes, and it looks to be a healthy one as well. Just keep doing what you're doing! (My rotundifolias have all formed hibernacula as well, despite keeping my normal watering and lighting schedule.)
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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Earthy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:28 pm

Thanks so far!! It seems to be sleeping away; hopefully it'll wake up soon and start growing again lol
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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Benurmanii » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:10 pm

You'll probably want to try to keep it in the hibernaculum form until March. You'll get a lot more growth then.

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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Earthy » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:30 pm

I'm gonna let it do what it wants lol...I'm sure it'll wake up when it wants to and feels it's time :)
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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by LuminousAphid » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:25 pm

Yeah the only temperate I have is a D. rotundifolia, and it is dormant right now despite being near all my tropicals which are doing great. Its hibernaculum is even smaller, due to some abuse it underwent this summer (I let it dry out multiple times, which was not appreciated). This one is wild, and seems to have made up its mind that now is dormancy time; I had no say in the matter!

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Re: is this a hibernacula?

by Earthy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:42 pm

sorry to say that it fizzled out and died yesterday :( so, I sowed some more seeds in hopes that I get some more, being I've never had this cross before...so kinda sad :(
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