Re D. occidentalis
Mon, 05 Dec 1994 13:26:04 +0930


>produced a cluster of 'gemmae' - tiny green fragments that I
>guess will grow if I plant them separately.

You got it in one. If you look at each gemma, a handlens may
help, you will notice that one side has a small bump on it. This
is where the embryonic leaves and root will emerge. Place the
gemmae on the same media as the parents (I use 50:50 sand:peat)
with the bump facing UPWARDS and you will get many more plants
than if they are planted any old way.