as some may know, a lot of sundews (and utrics) can be propagated by putting a whole leaf in sterile/distilled water in a Mason jar, and wait for the plantlets to grow on the lamina few weeks later to put later on planted and acclimatized to normal growing conditions.
For some reasons, I have done such cuttings in Feb 2005 and haven't been able to plant then in the right time... Now, more than a year later, the plantlets are still alive in the pots! They have elongated, 'soft' growth, but they are still alive and 'protected' from attacks from outside. This technique allowed me once to save a lot of plants when I was away for the summer to make my internship in ecology (and I left my collection to a friend, you surely all know what happened), but this is the first time I let them in this state this long. Note that not all plants can stand this long (U. longofolia show sign of 'exasperation' after 6 months), but it can be useful to be done few weeks before going on vacation, demanding no cares, and taking very little space
------------------------------------------------- "C'est une triste chose de songer que la nature parle et que le genre humain n'écoute pas." -Victor Hugo
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