Monday, February 9, 2015

Random pictures of pretty sundews

I've been talking a lot about stuff that's not from genus Drosera lately. It's time to get back down to brass tacks. Look at this Drosera venusta. Just look at it.

Drosera venusta.
If you look closely, you can see that D. venusta has snap tentacles. Interesting!
This is easily, easily the best this plant has ever looked for me. Much better than it looked back in September. Maybe it's the cooler temperatures that have this plant looking better, or maybe it's just finally acclimated to my conditions. Or maybe it's random. I've heard from some other growers that it just looks great or looks terrible randomly. At least it's looking great now!

Another plant that's been doing pretty well is Drosera madagascariensis. It's mostly recovered from blooming.

Drosera madagascariensis.
Got that lean on.
I didn't get any seed the last time it bloomed, so I've been clipping the flower stalks. I think I'll have to do a stem cutting soon, since there's a serious wiggle on the largest plant. I'll also probably start some more leaf cuttings.

I've also got a couple of Drosera hamiltonii that are in one of their "looking good" phases.

Drosera hamiltonii.
Very lovely colors on this plant.
Drosera hamiltonii.
A different clone.
This species is sort of weird in my conditions. When I feed them they'll lose their dew for like 6 weeks, and then they dew up again and look great, which temps me into feeding them again. I think they might like a taller pot and an airier mix, but I don't know when I'll get around to repotting them again. Ah well, it's not so bad.

Finally, things are progressing well on Operation: Nice-looking Drosera sessilifolia.

Drosera sessilifolia.
Lovely glow on this sundew.
Moving right along!

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