_S. pur. pur._ and flowering _Drosera_

Sat, 26 Feb 1994 16:31:58 -0600 (CST)

Well, I got that _Sarr. pur. pur._ "separated". As it turns out, there were
actually a couple of plants there and they just looked like there was only
one. All I had to do was wiggle the entangled roots apart and replant them.
No problem. Barry, I gathered together as much live sphagnum as I could get
out of my terrariums, there were 3 or 4 good mats of it I could draw from,
and planted the _Sarr._ in that. I put it into a 4 inch pot and the
sphagnum is about an inch and a half deep. The medium below that is 30%
peat and 70% sand, the same thing I grow all my other stuff in. The roots
aren't quite long enough to reach the medium, so it's entirely in sphagnum.
I don't expect that it'll be too difficult from here seeing as how I didn't
have to cut off anything with the "separation".

The _Drosera_ I got came from Conneticut Biological Supply. It has three
flower stalks coming from it with MANY flower buds, none of which have yet
bloomed. The little bit of petal that is showing from the tip of the flower
buds looks like it's pink, but that may be just because it hasn't bloomed
yet. I think they probably will be pink, though. The rosette is about the
size of a quarter (1 1/2 to 2 cm). The "trap area" (I forgot the term) is
very round, which is why I had originally assumed rotundafolia, and is not
at all unlike my "weed" _Drosera_ that came with the _Ping_ I had bought in
a nursery (a _Ping_ which I successfully killed), except that my "weed" is a
little more oval at the "trap area". (Barry, I INDEED understand what you
meant by "ahh...the unknown rosetted drosera problem. That way lied madness,
m'boy, stark staring madness!" I actually had a dream that I found the
right species in a book and when I looked to read the ID on it, I woke up!
I was NOT happy about it. *grin* But, like Gurney Halleck said, "Like the
wild ass of the desert, go I forth to my work." hehehe)