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    Drosera madagascariensis

    So I saw D. madagascariensis available on a certain store recently, and since I was ranter enamored of how it climbs, I figured I'd snag one while they were in stock.

    Is there anything special I need to know about growing these? Should I treat it just like a Cape Sundew? I hear they really like to climb if you give them something to do so on, would a pencil or coat hanger bent up like a stick on halo be enough, or should I look for like a wooden dowel?

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    I've managed to keep mine alive and healthy for several years now but have not needed to provide any support. Maybe they are just slow growing for me ? Come to think of it they never have flowered either. Anyway, yes just like a Cape, they will do fine.
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    Very easy to grow. Mine keep fallling over as they get taller ;-) Doesn't look like they mind.

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    Do they send up multiple stems? How prolific are they seed-wise, do they self?

    Edit: Holy cow, Do they really get that tall?

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    I ordered one on the weekend, I can't wait to have mine!
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    I have a straw in the pot to help support mine when it gets rather tall. When it gets too tall I just chop it off right above the soil level. A few weeks later it starts growing a new stem.
    They do self.


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    Seems a bit brutal to just chop it off, but I guess that would ensure no dead skirt effect.

    Do you root the stems you chop off?

    Edit: Also, it's a D. madagascariensis "Botswana". Is that a specific cultivar, or just a plant from that general area of the world? I know it's considered endangered in Madagascar, so getting a few more samples for diversity is probably out..

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    There is a big chance the stem will dive in two when flowering ;-). Self-pollinating.

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