Weeell I got 6 or 7 genlisea from BCP order, and now i have just 3 species just hanging there between life and death. I first planted them in peat/sand mix, and after, when half died and the rest were GOING to die, I unplanted them and put them in a container of pure water. A few ripped off pieces started making new roots or leaves noticably slowly, and some just had nothing happening whatsoever. The most clump-lilke alive one, aurea also floats on the water while producing nothing. HELPPLZ . I knew i shouldn't have gotten them at the first place.
I only grow one species but it’s a weed for me. I got a small piece from mab back in November it pretty much died and did nothing for two months but I didn't really care so I just let it do its thing and now it’s over running its new pot. The last time it flowered it was stupid like 20 inches or something, it just kept going until I cut it off.
Maybe it was just moving them too much, a lot plants hate it when you fuss over them and ignoring them often does the trick. Although this is only from growing one species. Hopefully some other people here grow them and can help you.
My genlisea do very well in coarse silica sand & peat 1:1. I keep them in two plastic drinking glasses one inverted over the other and held with elastic bands. Distilled water, bright artificial light 16hr day, no drainage, kept moist but not soaking, 19-24C. I only water every 2 weeks this way.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5