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Thread: Tribute to Drosera indica "Pale Pink FLower"

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    Tribute to Drosera indica "Pale Pink FLower"

    I just wanted to share some pictures of this awesome sundew that is little-known and little-grown in the US.

    The reason I like it is because of it's large size and superior trapping ability--it can catch houseflies with ease This sundew catches more than a VFT! A forest of them is extremely deadly. In fact, this is the strongest sundew I have ever grown.

    Some background:

    D. indica is an annual that occurs in Southeast Asia and North Africa (I think). In cultivation, the seeds are best sown in the spring and allowed to grow into mature and very big plants in the summer.This species grows best in hot conditions. It likes sandier soil than most CP's also. It can tolerate very dry conditions, and is perfect for growing with VFTs.

    THIS SUNDEW LOVES HOT, DRY SUMMERS! It might also like more moist ones...I just have the experience of semi-arid SD



    Now for the photos!!!

    Here are some juvenile plants with some nice prey, a butterfly.



    And some more young ones with some other cps.



    Even younger ones with some big flies...



    A bigger plant growing with D. rotundifolia in sandy soil. If the sundew is going to be wet then it needs lots of sand!



    A large plant at 10" tall!



    Some carnage; Notice the housefly



    And even more dead bugs! This sundew catches them by the tons!



    I hope you you enjoyed the photos! If you want to give this sundew a try (I think everybody should) then click here to go to a thread where I'm offering the seed for SASE.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-03-2010 at 06:51 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    This is the one that needs to be fed early and often.

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    I always had trouble with this species, nice to see a success story!
    "Grow More, Share More"

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    Nice, SDCPs! Those look great! I might have to get some of them some time...

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    From earlier this year, in a mini-greenhouse setup:





    The seedsI got never germinated and the plant eventually died out.

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    Very nice jimscott!

    My seeds are from plants that are most likely cross-pollinated, from many plants instead of one, and plants grow in conditions that are closer to the natural conditions than a greenhouse...and the seeds look exactly like the ones I got.

    However, I think that either you tried to germinate the seeds in the wrong conditions or didn't give them enough time. I had given up on mine...and even let them dry out. Look at the plants I have!

    I have to post a picture I took to day if it's any good. The "pale pink flower" variety is really nice.

    @Aslan:

    I've got a bunch of seeds I could trade you
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-03-2010 at 06:55 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    IDK! Some things germinate some things don't, even with time, temperature, light, and humidity.

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    I know! I feel really embarrassed when I some "dud" I tossed into a Sarr pot start to germinate.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-03-2010 at 07:01 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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