Re: Drosera indica problems

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Mon, 8 May 1995 13:03:45 GMT+1

> I have successfully got my _Drosera indica_ seeds to germinate. The BIG
> question is now how to get them grow ? They have been growing with no good
> success in 60-70 % humidity, peat pot, water level in the peat level.
> Sun light and artificial light mixt. No growing. they are 3-4 mm "high".
> What is wrong? Water level? Peat? What is the natural growing habitat?

Though I'm not at all a Drosera-specialist I remember a friend grew
D. indica outside here in Germany over the summer with heavy
fertilizing. The only time I grew them successfully I used
granite-gravel as soil which also is quite rich (also makes an
excellent soil for Byblis). Trials in peat failed at the same stage,
your plants are in. My impression is, D. indica needs fertilizing.

Bye and good growing


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