Hi Cindy, Is that Byblis liniflora you are experimenting with? It looks like it... It's great that you're experimenting with it also! Feel free to read my Byblis article, if you like. You can find it here on the Florida Carnivorous Plant Society website;
When you take cuttings from your "Goliath", is it just the leaf or the growing tip? I tried some leaf cuttings too. They were laid on live sphagnum moss. I have no prior experience with them so I won't how they will turn out.
Oops, forgot to add. It is B. liniflora. The other species are a little more tricky to grow in our year round hot weather.
Hi Cindy, It's the growing tip that i use and depth-wise, I always make sure that at least three internodes or "spaces" between the leafs are buried in the sphagnum. To my knowledge though, Byblis liniflora will not root from any sort of cuttings, including leaf cuttings. But please keep experimenting by all means!!! That's how I discovered "Goliath" is by thinking "outside the box" To my knowledge, Byblis "Goliath" is the only form that will root from cuttings. Happy Growing, Brian.
Ahhh....Very fascinating! I've waited a long time to hear of results like this from other growers! Cindy, I do not think that what he is experimenting with is in fact, Byblis liniflora. There's way two much distance between leaf nodes, which show a thick, tall and elongated central trunk forming habit which is not typically present in Byblis liniflora. In fact, I'd be quite interested in seeing the flower pedicels of his plants....He just may be unknowingly be following my footsteps in a way! I truly believe that there is much more to learn about this genus and that so much seed has been haphazardly collected in the wild and distributed under the wrong species names, that one may never truly be able to figure the puzzle out! I theorize that this Genus has more complex hybrids than one can shake a stick at! For example, based on conversations with Jan Slauer, Byblis "Goliath" actually has the combined traits of Byblis filifolia and Byblis aquatica and could possibly be of hybrid origin. Keep me updated on your success. Happy Growing, Brian.
Hi Cindy, Excellent! Your plant is looking more established...Great photo of the root formation. I'm curious to see the flowers in detail, when it occurs. I can tell you though, it's most definitely notByblis liniflora. Happy Growing, Brian.