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Thread: Easiest Drosera to Grow

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    Talking Easiest Drosera to Grow

    Hi:

    I have succeeded in killing my only drosera. Am thinking of buying several off of Ebay.

    Which varieties would be easiest to grow. They will be in a terrarium under cool-white shop lites (48"--2 40 watt bulbs).

    I would like to succeed for a change!


    Diana Pederson

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    From mine and everyone elses experience, Drosera Capensis is the easiest to grow. Plus they self pollinate so you get massive swarms of seeds everywhere!
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    D. capensis will survive all out war. Check out the NASC auction before e-bay, I'll bet there will be some more appearing there soon !
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    I just got my first D. capensis, 2 actually from flytrapshop.com. I already have 2 D. adelae that I also think are a piece of cake to grow, I've had those 2 years now. These capensis are really neat!

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    I'd say D. filiformis, it can handle a bunch of different conditions, it multiplies like crazy, and is an overall amazing plant

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    Basically any species that doesn't require dormancy are rather easy to grow - most of the South African and the harder to find South American species fall into this category.

    Drosera aliciae is considered a beginners plant and is fairly tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

    There are some D. aliciae available in the NASC auction.
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    In addition to those mentioned.... binata, spatulata, intermedia, rotundifolia,....

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    I am looking at: Drosera Adelae, Drosera graminifolia, Drosera spathulata, and Drosera spathulata Frasier all selling for $4.49 each. Shipping for 5 plants -- all in pots -- is $6.95


    I've killed every cp I ever got barerooted. Am trying to find a way to get started in this wonderful hobby again.

    I looked at the auctions but it looks like I would have to pay shipping for each plant I "won" Too bad no one is offering a "beginner's collection"

    The plants will be sitting in a screen covered aquarium (screen protects them from two hungry birds that view my unprotected houseplants as their meal bar).

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