Re: Drosera rotundifolia

Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Wed, 30 Mar 1994 16:11:20 -0500 (EST)

> When you mention propagating Drosera rotundifolia by leaf cuttings how
> exactly do you do it?

Mine work well when I cut an entire young leaf off, down to the center of the
plant. Then they are kept in fresh sphagnum which is rather moist. Usually I
put a little plastic bag over the pot and stick it under grow lights. Making
sure the moss stays moist and the humidty stays high. But because the leaves
are totipotent, I have had leaves that were accidentally broken into several
pieces and 'left to rest' on the moss sprout next to my other plants.

Has anyone every seen any Byblis species? Especially B. gigantea? Or maybe a
Drosophyllum sp.?

BTW, the plant reference book I have is rather old, so if I'm caught using old
specie or genus names please inform me of such.