Feeding the Seedling

Drosophyllum lusitanicumDrosophyllum lusitanicum

Awwww! Isn’t it cute?! Here’s a young plant only a month old or so. I’m feeding it some dried bloodworms for additional sustenance. Yummy! This little seedling sprung up from one of the seeds that came from this colossal beast.  Three have sprouted, but only two have survived. One of the seedlings died after throwing up two leaves for whatever reason, and the remaining two look good. This is the larger of the two seedlings. One thing I’m going to do when I transplant this is put it in a larger pot than it’s parent was in. (Yes, you can transplant Drosophyllum but you have to be very careful not to disturb the roots!) As you can see in this post the roots were pretty cramped. I think it died because the roots got stressed/shocked during one of the hot days and I didn’t keep it as wet as it should of been that day.  Anyway, the circle of life starts again and I’m glad that these genetics are still alive and well.

2 Responses to Feeding the Seedling

  1. Huh. I didn’t even think about feeding plants dried bloodworms. I have been debating what to do for the plants in my office that don’t manage to get anything other than the occasional gnat and the older plants are looking worse for wear because of that. But I’ve got a giant can of dried bloodworms for the fish at home, which is way easier than anything I was contemplating!

  2. I’ve even heard of people feeding Cephalotus and Pinguicula betta pellets! (They would crush the pellets for the Pings) Let me know how it goes for you. I know I would sprinkle the bloodworms on my older Drosophyllum and the thing grew to become a beast!

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