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    Regia Recovery

    Hi all


    I received a D. Regia in the post a few weeks ago and it got really damaged by the courier company I potted the plant and stuck it in my Terrarium to try and boost the recovery process.. It's loving the new environment!


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    Great reovery! What are using for lighting and how tall are the pots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Great reovery! What are using for lighting and how tall are the pots?
    Thanks! I'm really glad it pulled through

    I'm using an OSRAM Dulux EL HO 65W CFL bulb.
    Specs are:
    Lumens: 4200
    Color Rendering: 80
    Color Temp: 2700 - 6500K
    Run up time: 3min

    The pot the Regia is in is about 13 - 14 cm tall.
    Last edited by Brolloks; 06-05-2014 at 06:49 AM.

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    Nice recovery! I had one but I accidentally damaged it and I think it is dead. Are you just using long-fibered sphagnum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    Nice recovery! I had one but I accidentally damaged it and I think it is dead. Are you just using long-fibered sphagnum?
    Aww crud--so the backpack regia didn't make it? That's a shame, man--I was rooting for it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    Nice recovery! I had one but I accidentally damaged it and I think it is dead. Are you just using long-fibered sphagnum?
    Sorry to hear that. Did you damage the roots as well? You might still have a chance to save it?

    My Regia is actually grown in a peat/silica sand mix and sphagnum on top. Live Sphagnum is super scarce here in South Africa. You can't buy the stuff from any supplier that I am aware of. I only got the sphagnum because It came with the plant. "Holding thumbs that sphagnum grows like crazy"
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    why grow it under lights and not outside,congrats on the recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by corky View Post
    why grow it under lights and not outside,congrats on the recovery
    I will eventually grow it outside with my other sundews (Capensis, Binata and such) Just wanted to make sure it had optimal growing conditions to recover in.

    Cheers.

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