Friday, October 31, 2014

Alright let's get the gemmae going

I recently reduced the photoperiod on my plants to conform with the natural photoperiod right now. I'm hoping my pygmies start developing gemmae soon. I think Drosera allantostigma is getting started.

Drosera allantostigma.
I definitely need more D. allantostigma in my life.
I know some people are already harvesting gemmae, so I'm a bit late to the game. This is my first winter with my collection though, so I'm learning how best to encourage gemmae growth.

Of course, I have other plants, which are also getting a reduced photoperiod. I'll see how that affects them. Drosera burmannii is looking a bit weird. It might be the photoperiod (since in habitat they're usually an annual), and it may be that they got a little bit dry recently.

Drosera burmannii.
So red! That's what happens when they don't get fed for a while.
It's a bit hard to see, but several of the plants have lost their dew and the leaves are looking a little shriveled. I just fed this pot (and several more), so maybe they'll bounce back.

Another plant that has given up on the dew is my main Drosera adelae.

Drosera adelae.
Things are going a little bit crazy in here.
Now, this isn't really a problem, considering how many D. adelae I have sprouting out of every corner of this pot (and also from roots that have grown out the bottom). Still, it's really funny that just that one plant is looking fried.

Happy Halloween everyone! Feed some bugs to your plants today.


  1. what kind of light are you using? thanks.

  2. If I cover d. omissa, will it produce gemmae ?