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    G'day,
    I have some seeds of Drosera regia and Drosera linearis I wish to germinate. Any suggestion on a good potting mix and growing condition for them would be helpful especially for the linearis.


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    CPKhoas

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    Ahhh... no good on D.regia, someone else can take that one but D.linearis is a local one here

    You will need to stratify the HECK out of them seeds, a few months should be good. I would think typical peat/sand mix would do well for them, 50-50 mixed

    D.linearis has a REAL short growing season, and needs a long, cold dormancy, most folks I've spoken with have had little luck with the species too far south, so some kind of fridge dormancy might be demanded depending on where you live, but outdoors year round is fine if it gets cold enough for long enough, I don't know any specific temperature range that they require, but they might be a bit tricky for you if you don't have sorta nasty winters
    Da Growlist

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    Thank mabudon,
    It cool enough for Sarracenias and Dionaea to go dormant here, but I supect I going have to keep a spare shelf in the fridge clear.

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    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Yeah, I think keepping an extra fridge space would be good, that darn D.limearis really likes the nasy weather- they mostly grow on totally exposed lakefronts so getting beat up by the elements is pretty much expected
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