Hi everyone, I bought a few Drosera varieties from Allen Lowrie. Being that Mr. Lowrie is in the southern hemisphere and I’m in the northern hemisphere, I’m curious how I can them to sync up to the seasons up here.
Mr. Lowrie mentioned that the plants will come out of their dormancy in late March. After some time, they will go back down and sprout back up a month later. I’m curious if that’s all there is to it? Is there anything I need to watch out for during this process?
On a more simple note, Mr. Lowrie sent me the Drosera in the form of a rhizome/bulb (I’m not sure what the right term is). The embarrassing thing is, I can’t tell what direction is up. In other words, I’m not sure which way to plant the bulb. I’ve included a picture and I would really appreciate advice on how to identify which way should be facing up. In the off chance that I planted this guy with the “upward side” facing down, what will happen? Would the Drosera die?
One last question, when should I plant this bulb? I just don’t want it to rot if I it ends up sitting in moist soil for too long (especially since I’d be placing it on a heat mat).
Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure I do everything right, considering these guys have travelled a long way!
Is the topside visible in the first image or the second?