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    I am going to get a D.regia in a few months. I have a few questions, though.
    1. Does it require dormancy?
    2. How much water does it like?
    3. And how easy is it to grow?
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    Anybody?
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    Hi dewy,

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]1. Does it require dormancy?
    Nope
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    Quote[/b] ]2. How much water does it like?
    Standard Drosera care mainly. Use the tray method.
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    Quote[/b] ]3. And how easy is it to grow?
    Not for me, although I wish it were. They seem to die back to their roots, and then sprout up again at various times.

    Hope others respond with more insightfull responses than mine,

    Homer

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    What Homer said. Plus, it is hardy to at least 26 degrees F. Sometimes a hard keep. Can be fussy so just do your best. My only regia got to 30 inch leaves, 1 inch wide at its largest leaf width. Then, as fast as it grew to that size, it dwindled, and died. Others also have had better luck raising them than I under the same conditions.



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    Thanks for all of the replys. Will it do well as an indoor plant?
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    I grow my two D. regia in terrariums indoors. From my short experience with them, they don't seem to like higher temperatures. They're leaf tips turn black when they get too hot. Other than that, the plants have been pretty easy to grow. They're a bit fussy at times but are fun!

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    Some people's opinions, including the dying back part, indicate it does like a dormancy.

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    Mine have continually been getting bigger. Haven't had any dying back yet and they even got dried out a few weeks ago when I was out of town for a week. I even repotted mine and they didn't seem to mind. I did notice a little shock from just changing their growing environment but they adjusted after a few weeks.

    From what I read they will go into dormancy if the conditions are right. So don't give them a chance too. I grow mine in LFS/Perlite mix and use the tray system. They're growing under my indoor 4ft shoplights. I have no idea how they will grow outside, this will be my first spring/summer transitioning them outside.
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