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Thread: Sundews that do well with almost no water and don't care about humidity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    why not try some of those? They are fascinating!
    Check this link (caution, it goes on forever!): Flickriver: Haworthia em Lisboa's most interesting photos
    Those are impressive.

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    It's protocarnivorous, but how about Ibicella ?
    "Potential has a shelf life." -Margaret Atwood
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    I have to ask: why is this a requirement? Are you not going to be home to attend to the plant's needs for weeks/months at a time?
    Yup--personally, I said in my head: this is a cactus/succulent person.

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    Glad you liked that succulent collection.

    If you haven't worked with carnivorous plants, but you have experience with other non carnivorous plants, Drosophyllum lusitanicum might work for you, simply because you won't have the typical carnivorous plant growing habbits in mind.

    But I do have to ask, as others already have, why look for a dry-growing carnivorous plant? Either way, I hope you find a plant that makes you happy!
    Last edited by Acro; 10-22-2015 at 11:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Neither of those species can handle dry media either. As stated above, all Drosera species require moist media. Even Mexican Pinguicula require seasonally wet conditions in summer. The only carnivorous plant that is able to handle conditions on the dryer side is Drosophyllum lusitanicum. I do not however recommend that you attempt growing this plant until you've honed your skills more on much easier genera first.
    Cthulhu,

    Why don't you recommend growing Drosophyllum as a beginner? I did great growing the same D. Rotundifolia plant and another kind of Drosera plant for years, but then I left on vacation and the medium dried out and what I had died.

    I don't mean to plant it in a desert or never water it, rather I mean that it survives the media drying out, like the Australian ones supposedly do in the summer due to their tubers.

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    I'm not Cthulhu, but a few things I've read, that make Drosophyllum lusitanicum tricky, is that: their roots can't handle disturbance (or they die), they are prone to root rot, it will probably need to be grown from seed (because shipping could be harmful for the reasons mentioned above), and seeds take many many months to sprout. However, if your up for a challenge, learn as much as you can, then make it happen!
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    You may have your information a bit mixed up, many drosera can survive but not thrive a bit of a drought, but they will die back to thick roots and grow back again

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    Quote Originally Posted by corky View Post
    You may have your information a bit mixed up, many drosera can survive but not thrive a bit of a drought, but they will die back to thick roots and grow back again
    Yes, this would qualify.

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