- Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:07 pm
I'm going to follow this thread too. I think I'm also getting to the point where I want to push things to the next level.
That said, I've used Azoxystrobin. Began by dosing my VFTs (I'm sure we've all seen that video at one time or another with Scott's Disease EX) and then started messing with my Drosera. I used it mainly on Capensis seedlings and my D. Regia. What I did notice is the interaction turned both plants a much brighter green. D.Regia in particular. The growth point no longer had that bronze-ish color to it (pardon my lack of botanical terms), the entire thing was different shades of green. The leaves did indeed last longer than they did prior to treatment and I feel as though they maintained more dew in my conditions (open air, relative humidity, temps 79/70). It'd maintain dew on approx 6-7 pre treatment with about 10-11 leaves; post-treatment there was dew on at least 10-11 with well over 15 live leaves. These weren't mature plants though. The bainskloof capensis also changed and lost the pigmentation they had before. Over time, the plants returned to normal. I actually dose the regia every couple months or so now because I liked the response it got. I don't think it personally has them grow "better" though I can understand the theory behind it. I think it is nice for increasing the longevity of the leaves though. Maybe next time I'll try to document it or something. My Regia have returned to normal so it'd be a good time to try it out.
I never tried it on cephalotus because I'm one of those who appreciates the color they get under intense light. I believe dosing them would affect the coloring of the pitchers but I doubt it would harm the plant. I used it on some pinguiculas too but didn't have any real noticeable effects.
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