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Thread: Tribute to Drosera indica "Pale Pink FLower"

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    Drosera indica was always hard for me to germinate, but the seed seemed to last a long time after sowed. I believe it was over a year before mine decided to germinate. My seed came from plants in the Australian NT, and like the petiolaris and tuberous Drosera seed it would probably benefit from a hot summer stratification. Well, I did take my own advise but it just seemed to boil down to a matter of time.
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    I sowed mine in the winter and had plants in the spring. But the pot totally dried out in between. Maybe that helped it germinate?


    I have noticed a new phenomenon occurring with these sundews. They are taking over! The main stalks are branching into several new growth points at the top....kindof like a nep can grow new vines from a node. These plants are just CRAZY! Each one is splitting into half a dozen growth points.



    This is truly one of the most remarkable sundews I have ever grown. I still love it's low water usage and superb fly-catching abilities. The flowers are very nice too...but my camera doesn't get the pink tint very well.

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    LOL! You've got a monster!

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    A sundew that loves hot and dry? Count me in, I want to get this bug catching monster!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    LOL! You've got a monster!
    Yes, I do

    That's not even the biggest one. It was the easiest one to photograph and the big one is kindof in the back...

    If you didn't notice, that "big green dewy thing" is ONE plant. The picture only shows ONE PLANT

    That particular plant is almost a foot tall. Any flies that get stuck are surely doomed. In fact, those plants held up a Japanese Tiger Beetle for about half an hour once. It couldn't fly away!

    I wonder if all D. indica is like this in the right conditions (which I think I have)...or is this just a giant strain of it?
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-03-2010 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    Hyperactive thyroid?

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    I've been looking at some pics from Dr. Wurm's D. indica (the ones he gave away)--I assume that most of the D. indica "green" on this forum were from his giveaway.Here is Crisstal's thread

    That particular D. indica seems to:

    1) like wetter conditions than this one
    2) hold its seed pods in a different manner
    3) not have dew all the way down to the stalk

    Just an update on my plants:

    They're slowing down a little and I think their time is short. I'll let you know when and if they die. I've actually had to kill some to make room for other plants.

    They're still catching tons of things!
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-03-2010 at 07:07 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    My remaining few old plants will be dead by Christmas...still alive though. I think this is partly due to all the rain we've been getting lately. They don't like it too wet. However, new ones are already coming up to take their place. Revenge of the D. indica it seems
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-03-2010 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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