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    D. regia twig

    Several weeks ago I received a brown twig with a couple leaves. It took off real well and then it withered. I moved it to another location where it would get more light and temperature variation. It didn't do anything. I was about to toss it when I saw that beneath the LFS there was another growth point, with two more leaves. I tossed it under the Grolite, amid the LFS. It's hanging in there but now I see another growth point, with two more leaves. Is it normal to have multiple growth points?

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    The D. regia's that I received after shipping would grow well a few weeks and die down to nothing.
    DO NOT throw them out. They usually will come back after some time.
    Some if mine also returned with multiple growth points.


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    What does this plant want? Is it a sub-tropical or temperate?

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    What does this plant want? Is it a sub-tropical or temperate?
    Subtropical highland probably covers it best.

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    The most important thing in improving mine was giving it sufficiently cool temperatures at night. They seem to really like temperatures dropping below 70 at night and between 70 and 80 during the day (F). Other than that, make sure it is in loose soil and that it gets plenty of light. My D. regia also seems to respond better when it is not waterlogged.

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    I don't have those conditions right now but plant to move them to the window sill, where there will be more temperature variation. I'm just concerned about shocking them / it.

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    It's funny... most information swirling around regarding regia states how difficult it is to grow. I have actually found it to be quite a hardy plant. I think you have the right idea. Slow transition into more of a variation in temperature.

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    It's been a couple days since I moved it to the window sill and so far it hasn't reacted. We'll see how it is in November!

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