I promised myself I wouldn't get any more carnivores this season. However, one more has reared it's beautiful tendril and tantalized my addiction.
Drosera regia -
I have read through as many of the old threads I could here on TF and I tried searching ICPS (to no avail ), so I have done a fair amount of research so far.
I see one available on the web at the moment, and I'll-be-darned if I'm not totally convincing myself to buy it. I just am looking for a little more clarification/input.
So the source is selling the plant potted, as-is in substrate already, so I'm not immediately worried about what substrate to use.
Many of the growing conditions I read about seem to vary. But from what I gather these plants need:
Pretty much as much light as possible.
Good amount of water. (Some saying it can be almost aquatic?)
Humidity ?? (Very mixed info on this)
Temps that could be considered mild Highland temperatures. High of 80 degrees with dips into 50-60's.
A dormancy of some kind, though there appears to be a bit of controversy regarding what kind. Some posts said that their plants go dormant in the heat of Summer, others saying that it is a winter dormancy that is needed.
For those of you that grow D. regia, what conditions do you keep yours in or have you found the most success with?
Is a dormancy required?
How tolerant is this plant of high humidity?
Do you think I could have success growing this plant inside of a terrarium with my highland Nepenthes under artificial lights?
Thanks for looking and answering!
If anyone has any tips, experiences, or just wants to shamelessly display their King Sundews, please, do so!