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By MikeB
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My Drosera x 'Dreamsicle' plants are off to a good start this year.
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They're hitting 3 inches (8 cm) tall. I divided them a few weeks ago. From that 5 inch (12.5 cm) pot, I got 13 divisions. I put 9 of them in a 10 inch (25 cm) pot, and the other 4 went in small pots for future sale.

My Drosera filiformis var. filiformis plants are a bit slower to start.
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They're hitting 1.5 inches (4 cm) tall. From that 14 inch (35 cm) pot, I got 58 divisions! :o 17 of them went back into the pot (with fresh soil), and the other 41 are in small pots for future sale.

Edit: Had to fix an English-to-metric conversion.
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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Very nice! Filiformis is one of my favorite but I was never able to get them grow... They ALWAYS rot for me. :'( Your Dramsicles look AMAZING!

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By Vanval1230
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Love them! This is what I'm planning on doing with my tracyi, filiformis red and other dews I have.
Do you notice a difference with peat vs lfs with these (if you've used both)?
I'm definitely on the hunt for a dreamsicle (maybe some filiformis also) when you're ready to sell some ;)
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By MikeB
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DeadlyCarnivore wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:29 amVery nice! Filiformis is one of my favorite but I was never able to get them grow... They ALWAYS rot for me. :'(
How do you care for them? Since part of their range is southeastern North Carolina, I treat them just like flytraps, and they pretty much take care of themselves.
Vanval1230 wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:53 pmLove them! This is what I'm planning on doing with my tracyi, filiformis red and other dews I have.
I've been growing Drosera filiformis var. filiformis for years now. Between the divisions and the seeds, they multiply like crazy, particularly the Florida Red variety.
Vanval1230 wrote:Do you notice a difference with peat vs lfs with these (if you've used both)?
I grow them in my standard CP mix of 3:1:1 peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand. I should dig up one of the extras from a Sarracenia pot and plant it in LFS to see if that makes any difference.
Vanval1230 wrote:I'm definitely on the hunt for a dreamsicle (maybe some filiformis also) when you're ready to sell some ;)
My plants will be ready for sale by the end of the month. I just want to make sure that they settle in and grow (doesn't seem to be much of a problem with filiformis).
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MikeB wrote:I've been growing Drosera filiformis var. filiformis for years now. Between the divisions and the seeds, they multiply like crazy, particularly the Florida Red variety.
Let me know if you're up for a trade! I'd like to add some more filiformis to my colleciton.
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Haven't taken my Dreamcicle x selfs out of the fridge yet. We've had unusually warm weather, but I "know" that if I put them outside, snow and ice will return.
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MikeB wrote:How do you care for them? Since part of their range is southeastern North Carolina, I treat them just like flytraps, and they pretty much take care of themselves.
Not really sure.. Its been a couple of years since I gave up on tryung to grow them. All I remember is that they would rot not long after I get them.


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By MikeB
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Over the weekend, I checked the migrants that sprouted in my other pots. I found one threadleaf sundew that has an unusual amount of red and another one that has no red at all (anthocyanin-free?). I'm not sure about the parentage of these plants. I had some Florida Reds a few years ago but couldn't keep them because they refused to go dormant in the fall. They hybridized with my regular threadleaf sundews, so I have a few plants that are sorta red and go dormant. I also have the Dreamsicle plants, but I didn't have a pure-blooded Drosera tracyi until this year. There's no telling what mishmash of genes those two plants have.
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@MikeB, Is that pure LFSM or a topper? I remember reading thread leafs do not like LFSM, but your look very happy.

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