About the Finn in the other end of the cable

Eastern Finland, Finland
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I'm DW and I'm 19 years old Finnish guy who has grown carnivorous plants since 2009 alongside with orchids, bromeliads, cacti and chilies. Besides growing plants I keep this blog, take photos, cook, read books and watch movies. At the moment I'm highschool graduate studying audiovisual communication in career college. For contacts my e-mail address is kihokki01[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also find here my grow list and want list

Friday, March 18, 2011

Glistening droseras

Last summer I bought many different sundew species. Actually over 60% of my current sundews.

Drosera affinis 'Namibia' came from BCP (Best Carnivorous Plants) and it had big problems with mold. All of the dead leaves got mold and it spread on the soil too. I repotted this plant about 5 times during half year period. Still this plant which looked like this:
Drosera affinis

Looks like this at the moment:
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In my opinion this plant is as easy to grow as D. capensis or D. aliceae. This plant has flowered fed times but due to lack of space in my terraria I had to cut the flowerstalks. And right now there are 3 flower stalks growing from this plant.

Drosera spatulata came from BCP and has been growing nicely but has not flowered yet. Plants rosettes are very compact and hopefully they will have better coloration after summer. Plants in the picture with 10 cents coin.
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Drosera venusta is one of the species I have grown from seed. It's very easy species to grow. Plants in 8cm x 8cm x 8cm pots.
D. venusta

Then the plants that I recieved as leaf cuttings. They sprouted in water and I potted them after they grew few roots. Plants are still young but vigorous.
D. capensis 'Red'
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I think this one is going to be one of my favorite sundews. Drosera intermedia 'Gran Sabana'. Plants are pretty, easy and compact and grow rather slowly. I just cant wait till this plant is in its flowering stage.
D. intermedia 'Gran Sabana'

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