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My first tuberous dews

DJ57

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After a long wait, they finally sprouted. Thank you Johnny for giving me the opportunity to grow these!

D. menziesii

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[/url]D. menziesii by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

D. modesta

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[/url]D. modesta by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
 
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You're very welcome Djoni. You're doing a great job with them ! Be sure to feed them heavily so they have the energy they need for dormancy and to produce daughter tubers.
 
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That is so cool, and congrats! I wasn't able to last year, but I am hoping this summer that I'll be able to grab some more tubers. I always get nervous with them during dormancy, but then they all pop back up again and reassure me. They survive outside surprisingly well. I had some TINY D. moorei in a 4" pot that were blasted with full sun and 100+F temps this summer and didn't skip a beat.

One thing I always do is never grow them in standing water. Ever, not even in active growth. Frequent top-watering exclusively.
 
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I grow all of mine in standing water during the growing season, it doesn't bother them at all. There's even a few species that I keep in very shallow standing water for dormancy.
 
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Looks great. I can't wait to try some of these, thought I'm more interested in rosetted and scrambling species than the taller ones.
 

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Update on my first try at growing tuberous dews, 2+ months after the last photos were taken. They seem to be growing good in my garage window under shop lights and I am hoping they flower for me.

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[/url]D. modesta by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

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[/url]D. menziesii by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
 

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That should be coming into dormancy soon, right?

I don't know when they will go into dormancy here as it will depend on the outside temps, but it will have to warm up quite a bit more here. I am hoping to get at least another month or two before they start into dormancy.
 

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Oh, it's pretty much spring here. Where did you get that, was it already established to seasons in the north northern hemisphere? Thanks.
 

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I got my tuberous dews last year from Bluemax as planted tubers and he received the tubers from Cthulhu138, so they were already established to northern hemisphere seasons.
 

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Looks like it's getting a bit tall!

Yes, but not as tall as D. modesta can get from what I understand. I have not measured its height for a while, need to document that soon though. The one next to it in the same pot is producing flower buds now and only a little more than half the height of the other one. I am still waiting for flowers on the D. menziesii, which is a shorter and fuller plant by nature.
 
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