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    Can anyone tell me about Drosera madagascariensis? Is it easy to grow? Special needs, etc. Where I can get specific info on it? Thank you.

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    cphog,

    I can share my experiences only, but for me it's been very easy. It grows with the rest of my drosera in peat/sand using the tray method. It strikes easily from leaf cuttings, sprouts from the roots if you cut it down, and even roots if you just lop off the top and plant it in the peat. Given that it's an interesting looking dew, too, I'd say it's a great one to grow.

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    For me it is pretty simple to grow, though you should talk to Mitch (LLeopardGGecko). He has some interesting stories about his D. madagascariensis, and they appear to be more neglect-resistant that D. capensis. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]they appear to be more neglect-resistant that D. capensis.
    Amen to that! There's been at least 3 times where mine've died back completely, waited a few weeks/months then come back! Now I know better, and hopefully they wont have to do that any more. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Drosera36 @ Jan. 23 2006,3:25)]For me it is pretty simple to grow, though you should talk to Mitch (LLeopardGGecko). He has some interesting stories about his D. madagascariensis, and they appear to be more neglect-resistant that D. capensis. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    I've done just about everything I can to this plant and it still survives. Just like Capslock says, it's one of the easiest sundews to propagate. I once chopped off an entire stem of D. madagascariensis (in fact, this was after I had asked Capslock about it), stuck it in some peat/perlite, and waited. I expected it to die, but the stem grew its own roots and just kept on growing like nothing happened [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] It's now its own plant, and the little stump where I had originally cut the stem from is now growing its own plant! I also scattered random leaves around my collection, and each leaf created it's own little D. madagascariensis.

    Moral of the story: This plant is unstoppable! It's also one of the coolest Drosera, so it's very worth having in your collection. I love it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I decapitate mine every year so they don't end up top heavy and falling over. they always return with as much vigour as they had before. they are lovely little plants.

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    Thank you Bobz for the info page. As it turns out I don't read German but the translater site worked well enough.

    And thanks to everyone else who responded. I guess I'll get one.

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