Drosera cistiflora

Clarke Brunt (clarke@brunt.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 20:10:36 +0000

I though I would once again raise the question of the treatment of
Drosera cistiflora in dormancy, if indeed it is supposed to have a
dormant period at all.

My seedlings of D. cistiflora (sown Spring 1993) appeared to be dead
when I decided to repot after drying them off during Summer along
with my tuberous species. There were no signs of tubers, nor anything
else living - just some dried stems. Nevertheless, I tipped the whole
lot into a pot and resumed watering. A few days ago, some growth
appeared, so I am still far from clear what the growth pattern of
this species is - the dried material must still have had some life in
it. I have some more seedlings sown in Spring 1994 - I don't know
when next Summer comes whether to dry them off or to keep watering.

Clarke Brunt (clarke@brunt.demon.co.uk)