A few South American dews

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A few South American dews

by mo_carnivore » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:06 pm

These guys were looking pretty good lately... I think that being in the basement this summer really helped with the temperatures. Enjoy!

Graomogolensis: still a bit lighter red than normal because of a recent feeding, but it’s filling out nicely
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Latifolia: I am loving the color and shape of this one
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Tomentosa: I have essentially ignored this pot for close to 7 months and the plants have rewarded me for it :D
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Spiralis: super excited for the flower stalk! Hopefully as it gets older it will hold more leaves at a time
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Villosa: some say that it’s just a picky capensis, but I strongly disagree. The color and gracile form are much more pronounced in villosa
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Solaris: finally starting to pick up growth after I imported it last summer. And if you think you can see a spent flower stalk hiding among the leaves, you would be right :)
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Roraimae: size isn’t everything! This is probably one of my favorite plants in the collection, even though I could fit it on my pointer finger.
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Re: A few South American dews

by That one plant boi » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Nice dews! I really need to start getting more into drosera.

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Re: A few South American dews

by Coco » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:49 pm

Your plants are like a ruby stone! Very healthy and excellent growth on all of them :)

With the latifolia, it kind of reminds me of a shape of a king's crown lol Is that it's natural shape or was it recently fed?

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Re: A few South American dews

by Mawy_Plants » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:33 am

Also a fan of the Roraimae! Beautiful specimens, every time I see other Drosera I remind myself why I don’t thin them out of my collection. There’s so many more to collect, duh!

Hope the others are just as happy and well, as with their caretaker!


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Re: A few South American dews

by optique » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:44 am

Great looking plants but i am going to stick to my easy dews =)

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Re: A few South American dews

by Coco » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:00 am

D. graomogolensis from my experience is an easy plant. I just leave it on a bright, sunny windowsill and keep the media moist and that's it. It's an amazing plant to have.

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Re: A few South American dews

by nimbulan » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:48 am

Nah spiralis never holds any more leaves. Just the way the species is.

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Re: A few South American dews

by mo_carnivore » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:35 pm

Coco wrote:With the latifolia, it kind of reminds me of a shape of a king's crown lol Is that it's natural shape or was it recently fed?

That’s actually it’s natural shape. I think that the strong leds I use in my grow area contribute to the curled up leaves.

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Re: A few South American dews

by mo_carnivore » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:39 pm

Mawy_Plants wrote:Also a fan of the Roraimae! Beautiful specimens, every time I see other Drosera I remind myself why I don’t thin them out of my collection. There’s so many more to collect, duh!

Hope the others are just as happy and well, as with their caretaker!


Good growing!
Mary

Haha yes that’s why I love the genus! With over 200 species and different locations and forms of each, it is a lifelong process, I’m sure. But the journey is what counts!
Both the other plants and their caretaker are doing quite well, thank you! I think that my being busy these past couple months might have helped these guys along. They always seem to do better the less I stare at them :lol:

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Re: A few South American dews

by Nepenthes0260 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Wow! Awesome dews! I would love to see pics of your S. American grow setup. My S.American dews are just with my helis currently, but I'm trying to make a setup just for them because I have lots of leaf cuttings maturing.

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Re: A few South American dews

by mo_carnivore » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:43 am

Nepenthes0260 wrote:Wow! Awesome dews! I would love to see pics of your S. American grow setup. My S.American dews are just with my helis currently, but I'm trying to make a setup just for them because I have lots of leaf cuttings maturing.


I actually grow my South American drosera in two areas. The villosa and solaris were both grown in a chest freezer setup, along with some of my more picky SA and other dews and my epiphytic utrics. I keep temps in the freezer at 73 daytime high and 57 nightly low, with humidity ranging from 60-100%. The others were from an area right next to the freezer, but without regulated temperatures. I'd say that they probably experienced daily highs in the high 70s to low 80s and nightly lows of around 60-70. Humidity is overall lower as well. They are growing with my pygmy sundews and some more miscellaneous dews. All of my SA species are under Marshydro 300w lights, around 12-15 inches away.

At the moment, I can't say that I see a difference between the growth of the SA dews that I have in the chest freezer vs the ones out in the open air. Both conditions seem to be working well for them. Essentially, don't waste money on an elaborate climate-controlled setup if you just want to grow a few South American drosera! :lol: I will say that I have never tested some of my rarer, less robust species (e.g. roraimae, grantsaui, some forms of latifolia) in open-air conditions, so I don't know how they would react to a less-controlled climate.

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Re: A few South American dews

by Nepenthes0260 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:28 am

mo_carnivore wrote:
Nepenthes0260 wrote:Wow! Awesome dews! I would love to see pics of your S. American grow setup. My S.American dews are just with my helis currently, but I'm trying to make a setup just for them because I have lots of leaf cuttings maturing.


I actually grow my South American drosera in two areas. The villosa and solaris were both grown in a chest freezer setup, along with some of my more picky SA and other dews and my epiphytic utrics. I keep temps in the freezer at 73 daytime high and 57 nightly low, with humidity ranging from 60-100%. The others were from an area right next to the freezer, but without regulated temperatures. I'd say that they probably experienced daily highs in the high 70s to low 80s and nightly lows of around 60-70. Humidity is overall lower as well. They are growing with my pygmy sundews and some more miscellaneous dews. All of my SA species are under Marshydro 300w lights, around 12-15 inches away.

At the moment, I can't say that I see a difference between the growth of the SA dews that I have in the chest freezer vs the ones out in the open air. Both conditions seem to be working well for them. Essentially, don't waste money on an elaborate climate-controlled setup if you just want to grow a few South American drosera! :lol: I will say that I have never tested some of my rarer, less robust species (e.g. roraimae, grantsaui, some forms of latifolia) in open-air conditions, so I don't know how they would react to a less-controlled climate.

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You grow your SA dews with your pygmies? Maybe I'm overdoing it by putting them with the helis :lol:. Thanks for the tips! I'm sure my collection of them is going to be expanding...

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Re: A few South American dews

by jpappy789 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 am

Great collection of amazing looking dews! I've just started getting into the SA species and they're so far very rewarding


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