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    Drosera cistiflora

    can it be grown outdoors in hardiness zone 9 during winter?

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    Probably not.

    Although D. cistiflora is a winter grower the nighttime temperature in its habitat never gets much below 3-5c. Anything below 0c and you are risking foliage damage. You might want to try growing them outdoors and then bringing them inside on the coldest nights.

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    Sounds like it has similar growing conditions as pygmy sundews.

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    what about in a south windowsil, but not artificial light

    still too cold/ too little light?

    it grows tall and i'm trying to get around putting it under my lights because of the height
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras View Post
    what about in a south windowsil, but not artificial light

    still too cold/ too little light?

    it grows tall and i'm trying to get around putting it under my lights because of the height
    Drosera cistiflora doesn't get very high (maybe a little over one foot at most). Maybe you are confusing it with erect tuberous sundews which are also winter-growing, which can grow several feet high.

    I don't have experience with cistiflora but a south windowsill worked fine for my tuberous Drosera macrantha.

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    1 foot is still pretty high in my setup
    Id have to find a way to keep the t5s from burning it and find a way to get the rest of my plants up higher
    last year it was a hassle, all I had were books to stack up and raise my pots higher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras View Post
    1 foot is still pretty high in my setup
    Id have to find a way to keep the t5s from burning it and find a way to get the rest of my plants up higher
    last year it was a hassle, all I had were books to stack up and raise my pots higher
    If you have extra pots you could just turn them upside down to raise your other pots higher.

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    The get taller than that, I have one that is about 16 inches tall. I grow them outdoors all year round in Zone 10a. On the rare instance that the temperatures hit the frost level most of my Drosera come indoors.
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