Re: Problems with Ibicella lutea.

From: Dave Evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Date: Tue Jul 20 1999 - 19:45:00 PDT

Date:    Tue, 20 Jul 99 22:45 EDT
From: Dave Evans                           <T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2644$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Problems with Ibicella lutea.

Dear kowal,

> but soon after their germination a part of their stems (very close to the
> first leaves) shrunk and became dark. Of course they died.
> I did not remove the plastic cover from the pot. So it could not have
> been caused because of the lower humidity. I did not treat them with
> anything.
> They did not germinate at the same time but the same "strange" thing
> happened to all of them. I am going to buy some new seeds and I do not want
> to lose them.

   It sounds like they died of dampoff. I do not think you should
cover these plants. While this plant is a Sundew, it is not a CP and
should not be treated as such. Try growing them more like tomatoes
instead of like Drosera or Nepenthes.

Dave Evans

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