by RhysKi » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
by twitcher » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:05 am
by RhysKi » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:03 pm
twitcher wrote:Jessica/Rhyski, I can only talk about the drosera. I have found that I generally have better luck transplanting them when they size up a bit. I generally wont transplant until they are at least 1/2". That tends to be about the time they start to dew up. Important thing is to not damage them or disturb the roots when doing it, so that is going to depend on your skill. With some of the clumps I saw in the pics, I would try to divide them, knowing you will lose a few of the plants doing it at the size they are at, but it might be worth it for better growth.
You could pick some of the plants to feed on the outside of the clumps, then as they size up work your way into the center by removing the larger ones (on the outside) and see how they do.
Also, a technique that can help if you have live sphagnum, is to move plants onto the live sphagnum. I have a small container of live sphagnum that I use for a nursery. Seedlings not doing so well get moved there with better results than onto other media. I get near 100% survival rates. I also do that with Pinguicula pulls. If you do that, be sure to label properly so you can tell what is what.
by RhysKi » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:27 pm
by tracieh » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:02 pm
by RhysKi » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:58 pm
tracieh wrote:Did you have any luck separating them? I am going to be running into the same issue. I have a bunch spread out but one huge clump in the middle where I dumped too many seeds. I am afraid to move them, especially at this stage. Hoping you found a successful way to do this!
by DesertPat » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:11 pm
by RhysKi » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:20 pm
DesertPat wrote:I haven't tried separating Drosera seedlings before, but I can speak to the Dionaea. I've had luck with this species separtaing them at about the same size, 1/2" diameter. Gently loosen and wash the soil around the plants, making sure to not damage the roots. Once they are accessible, a toothpick works well to remove them and guide the roots into a pre-poked hole in their new home.
I'll be attempting to divide a bunch of D. capensis in a few weeks, I can let you know how that goes if you are still curious.
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