Re: Drosera adelae

From: Steve Clancy (
Date: Sat Aug 07 1999 - 13:52:44 PDT

Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 13:52:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve Clancy <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2844$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Drosera adelae


I have been growing this plant for about three years, and mine also will
start to die back if it gets too overgrown with too many dead leaves
choking out the smaller plants and new growth. I have found that cutting
back all of the dead growth (being careful not to cut off anything
actively growing) helps a lot. I usually get new growth after a couple of
weeks. I also have divided it at least once when it was becoming too
packed into the pot.


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On Fri, 30 Jul 1999, Steve Alton wrote:

> Dear All,
> Help! My Drosera adelae is dying! It died back once before, several
> years ago, and came back as a mass of very small plants which
> have stayed pretty small but continued to produce leaves regularly.
> This year, however, it has started to look sick and an inspection
> revealed that all the plantlets had grown upwards, dying off from the
> base, until they were separated from the compost surface by a
> large gap full of dead leaves and brown moss.
> I have now repotted, trying to get the remaining plants back in
> contact with the compost, but things are not looking good.....
> Any advice, folks?
> Steve
> Steve Alton
> UK Co-ordinator - Millennium Seed Bank
> Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
> Wakehurst Place
> Tel: 01444 894079
> Fax: 01444 894069

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