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Thread: D. arcturi Cultivation

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    NAN, cool, you got them arcturi to germinate. I got the regular form from Ivan, but they turned out to the D. auriculata ! Guess the names are kind of similar and there was a mix up lol
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    Larry, Ivan gave me a few of his seedlings. Darren sent some more seeds but none of the "Giant". Maybe they really are D. arcturi this time. I didn't get any and Ivan has given up on them.

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    Nice looks like they'll grow up to be some good looking adults

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    I've long since given up growing this species. Too difficult to keep cool during our summer and too much effort to keep it cold enough in winter. It will germinate easily but keeping the plants going is the problem.

    I've seen D. arcturi growing in a few habitats but possibly the best populations have been found in an area closest to where I live. The following photos were taken 4 years ago to the day at a location called Lake Mountain, about an hours drive from my home city, Melbourne. Elevation of the mountain is about 1600 metres.













    BTW, the giant form that has been introduced into cultivation is from Tasmania- the Hartz Mountains to be exact. I have seen photos of an almost identical form that is apparently quite common in some parts of NZ. "Giant" form is probably a bit over the top too, I would describe it as simply a "larger" form. It doesn't grow to the epic proportions that the current description indicates.

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    I am currently growing D. Arcturi and live in NZ. Check out the NZCP Society for a little information!
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    Seandew: great photos, makes me want to come over and see for myself My wife is always telling me we should go to Australia. I will look out for larger forms here. I guess Im lucky in that we have not very hot summers and frosts during the winter. With global warming the summers have been hotter though but the winters have been even colder.
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    Holy cannoli! Look at all those beautiful plants! As always, Sean has the most amazing natural photos.

    I've have always heard arcturi was very difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kath View Post
    I am currently growing D. Arcturi and live in NZ. Check out the NZCP Society for a little information!
    An overview of your cultivation methods and conditions would be greatly appreciated.

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