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Thread: Should I feed my Drosera regia? Put it outside?

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    thanks for sharing guys, your experience is super valuable. I think i'm going to put it outside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    It is growing in a terracotta pot in a peat and perlite mix. I give it Osmocote every few months because it doesn't seem to catch many insects on its own.
    Try it in a plastic pot. There doesn't look to be enough mucilage for it to be catching its own prey.
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    Fred, why would you recommend a plastic pot over terrracota?

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    Mine are in 1 gallon nursery pots. I feed them because the catch very little. They catch very little as there tends to be very little to catch. The Sarracenia sucks up most of the prey.
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    ya...... my droseras barely catch anything sitting right next to the sarracenias, the only other plant that can compete with the Sars is the dewy pine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3isawesome View Post
    Fred, why would you recommend a plastic pot over terrracota?
    My plants like to be wet. You've seen the amount of mucilage they have on my video. I've never fed them
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    Are your plants outside? @fredg

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    The main ones are in the top greenhouse in a large case which has the doors open all year. As you can see on the video they catch very very little, if anything at all. It's been like that since 1988.
    The single plant is in the middle greenhouse and as you can see, it has caught a few in there. It's close to the Sarracenia lagoons.
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