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    My plant is now begining to uncurl. Hopefully, now, it will grow a little better and have a few good leaves out at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post
    Once again, beautiful!

    I think I've seen that pic somewhere... ICPS?
    The forked Regia?
    If you've seen it before, it was from me... my pic of my plant

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    Matt - nice stuff! Nothing like seeing it in person but what a death grip it has!

    Thanks for sharing,

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    I'm trying regia for the third time:

    What conditions are you successful growers growing your regia??

    How wet do you keep the media? How humid (or dry) can you grow it and have it thrive?

    How much light and heat can they tolerate?

    thanks,
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    What's up Xvart? Gonna make it to the show again this year?
    I think I'll take it easy at the bar this time.....

    Fryster, Cool & Bright are the main things... loose mix, not too wet. The tray is pretty much dry by the time I water. If it gets big, it can soak up a lot of water. Let it do it at it's own pace and do not swamp it.

    Temps... keep it as cool as you can. Cold in the Winter. Less than 80F in the Summer.
    Either A/C or keep in a basement or something.
    They can certainly withstand short periods of +80F, but extended periods and they won't like it much.

    They can go through alot. They die back but return from their roots when conditions improve.
    Unless they got root-rot, those first two attempts were probably still alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quogue View Post
    What's up Xvart? Gonna make it to the show again this year?
    Hah. We'll see if NASC decides to send me again or not; although, I'm looking at moving and may end up somewhere on the east coast so it might just be within driving distance regardless.

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    I think I'll take it easy at the bar this time.....
    Well if that's the case I might just stay home!

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    Fryster, I've only had my D. regia 'Big Easy' for a little over 2 months now, but it is a very easy plant if you feed it and give it a lot of light. I am using the Joseph Clemens recommended mix (the publisher of the cultivar), which consists of 1:1 dead LFS: redwood bark topped with live sphagnum. (I'm using Cypress right now, since I don't have any Redwood mulch). I also added some peat:sand mix in for kicks. Others use a peat:sand mix with great success. So do what you think will be best for your growing conditions.
    If you want your plant to be as tall as possible, give it a tall pot. I'm only using a 6-7 inch pot right now, but once I get more room, I hope to move it to a pot twice that tall to accomidate their extremely long roots.
    I use the tray method, and it gets huge dew globs, since there isn't much airflow. I normally have to leave the tray with .5-1 inches full of water (since my mom only waters the tray once or twice a week when I'm gone). Originally, it didn't seem to like this, but it definitely isn't showing any signs of complaint anymore. If you have a tall pot, it won't matter much at all, though. Bob Z doesn't use the tray method and only top waters his plants, so you can pretty much grow this plant any way you want.
    If you feed it, it will get a very nice boost and send out a ton of new leaves.
    Evidently, the D. 'Big Easy' can handle higher temps well compared to the normal variety- I'll have to test that out this summer though.
    Quogue- have you not had much luck with the D. 'Big Easy' in higher temps? Temps will be in the low 90s for all my sundews (didn't cause any problems last year).

    Hope you have better luck- Of course, 3rd times the charm.
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    I think part of my problem is not getting enough day / night temp differential and the pot is only 3" deep. I need to get a taller pot.

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