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Thread: Why hasn't the D. Regia x Dionaea hybrid been attempted again?

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    I've also heard that it has been done with Aldrovanda but the seedlings didn't make it. It might be possible considering that Drosera regia's closest relative is Aldrovanda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafKirby View Post
    I'm just curious
    Is it cause Regia is still too hard to grow in general .......
    Since when? D. regia is very easy to grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Since when? D. regia is very easy to grow.
    I thought it was generally thought of as hard

    maybe back in the day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafKirby View Post
    I thought it was generally thought of as hard

    maybe back in the day...
    I think it is more of an issue of availability, since regia is somewhat difficult to acquire. I have it growing on a windowsill and it is doing fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    I think it is more of an issue of availability, since regia is somewhat difficult to acquire. I have it growing on a windowsill and it is doing fine.
    I thought another issue was the price and the fact you had to feed it like every 10 seconds or it self-destructs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafKirby View Post
    I thought another issue was the price and the fact you had to feed it like every 10 seconds or it self-destructs.
    I use Osmocote pellets so I don't need to feed it, but the fungus gnats it catches also supplements its diet. It is not that expensive; I bought mine for around $30. Granted, it is not a mature plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Since when? D. regia is very easy to grow.
    Yes, some say. I have personally killed more than I would care to count. I think I have a handle on it now...
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    I find D. regia still quite finicky to grow. I have never gotten one to take off for me yet. Also D. regia and D. muscipula are supposedly closer than not on the genetic tree so it is still an endeavor worth pursuing. I don't know why more people aren't trying it, Kirby. Why not give it a shot!
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