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    Drosera admirabilis in South Africa

    Hallo,

    we found Drosera admirabilis at the Bains Kloof (= D. spec. floating, together with D. regia), close to Hermanus (together with D. slackii) and on the way up to the Table Mountain.



























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    Again, beautiful plants! Do they like the daily temperature fluctuation?

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    Beautiful pictures; thanks for sharing your expedition!!!

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    Thanks for taking me along too
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    So are they really floating?
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    Hi,

    i am not sure about the day/night temperature drop in the habitats. I think, at least during winter, it can get quite cold, i would not even be surprised if the temperatures can go down as low as 0C. I can assure you, that the weather on the Table Mountain can change within minutes from warm sunshine to cold fog. In cultivation, the plants do not need a night/day drop and will do fine with normal temperature. In my opinion, they benefit from a colder winter, though.

    Drosera admirabilis sp. "floating" is growing in shallow flowing water. The water level is about 2-3 cm. The plants are not really floating, as they are still fixed to the soil. They just form a stem to put the rosettes over the water. We also found examples, that have grown "normaly".

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    Wow, I love D. admirabilis sp. "Floating"!
    Unfortunately it seems the seed I purchased as D. sp. "Floating" isn't floating after all!
    Here are a few pics:
    seedlings that somewhat resemble the plants in the wild


    most recent (same plants) that don't look like the wild population at all...
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    Hi,

    i am growing Drosera sp. 'floating' for severaly years now. The only good difference i see in these plants to other forms of D. admirabilis is the flower structure. The rosettes are mostly identical for my eye. I grow it like any other south african drosera, that means like a normal non-floating rosette. I never really tried to let them float

    Christian

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