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    My D.regia has been growing kinda weird since I received it on April 28,2006. The new leaves unravel like they are supposed to, but the tentacles don't "unfold" like they should. Then, after about 2 weeks the leaf begins to turn black. It is about 6 inches from my grow light, temps around 80-85F during the day, and humidity around 50-60%. Anybody know what I am doing wrong?
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    Bump.
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    They take a little time adjusting to new environments. So I'd say within another week or so they should be OK. As long as it's producing new growth I wouldn't worry.

    In my experience with them, they love to be flooded. I constantly have my water dish full. I'm growing mine in LFS ripped up with Perlite.
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    ive been told unless you have the "Big Easy" cutivar this species can be frustrating for most. mine has been doing what our describing for 8 months now. actually looks quite healthy but my venusta is bigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (rattler_mt @ May 22 2006,5:59)]ive been told unless you have the "Big Easy" cutivar this species can be frustrating for most. mine has been doing what our describing for 8 months now. actually looks quite healthy but my venusta is bigger
    Same here. My D. regias are just very picky plants. The ends of their leaves go black about a week after unfolding and only one of my two plants seems to be getting any bigger.

    I should try the flooding thing though, seeing as I usually let the tray dry out between waterings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Outsiders71 @ May 22 2006,8:24)]They take a little time adjusting to new environments. So I'd say within another week or so they should be OK. As long as it's producing new growth I wouldn't worry.

    In my experience with them, they love to be flooded. I constantly have my water dish full. I'm growing mine in LFS ripped up with Perlite.
    How large a pot is it in and how much water is it standing in?
    Mine is in a 4 inch pot and has 2 inch long leaves.
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    6inch pot. Stands in usually 3-4 inches of water.
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    I have had no problems with any clone of D. regia, including 'Big Easy'. I grow my plants in an 8-inch plastic pot in my unheated greenhouse. However, the bigger the pot, the better. The soil I now use is a well drained mix of peat and perlite. I water from the top and let the water drain out. The pots do not sit in a water tray. I think it grows best in a mild climate with some cool night temps.

    For some photos and discussion, see
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/zphotos/D_regia.html
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/zph...iaBigEasy.html
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/pubs/CPN80.pdf

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