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    All these are very interesting observations. I find drosera adelae to be one of the coolest plants. Can get pretty huge and it resembles regia, very adaptable humidity and lightwise (at least in my case), and it can be propagated from any part of the plant, and it propagates itself with absolutely zero work. Not much else you can ask for. I’m trying to get a jungle of adelae ( right now I have a pot with around 8 plantlets) and I’ll do some experiments regarding media. Might even try 100% sand, that would be interesting to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagalotus View Post
    All these are very interesting observations. I find drosera adelae to be one of the coolest plants. Can get pretty huge and it resembles regia, very adaptable humidity and lightwise (at least in my case), and it can be propagated from any part of the plant, and it propagates itself with absolutely zero work. Not much else you can ask for. Iím trying to get a jungle of adelae ( right now I have a pot with around 8 plantlets) and Iíll do some experiments regarding media. Might even try 100% sand, that would be interesting to see.
    For me one of the best things that happens here on TF involves growers trying different methods and conditions to see what works, what doesn't and what needs more experimentation. Of course it helps if they post their results for the rest of us to read!
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    Any pictures, this sounds like quite a sight!

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    I've found my D. adelae to be be extremely poorly adaptable to different lighting conditions. I've never had any other plant burn so easily when exposed to slightly brighter light, or lose dew so fast with slightly dimmer light. It took me months to get it adapted to sit on the very edge of my lights, where the closest leaves are half red, and leaves an inch further away are solid green and more than twice as long.

    I've been wondering how much that may have to do with humidity, but I have no way of elevating it to test right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I've found my D. adelae to be be extremely poorly adaptable to different lighting conditions. I've never had any other plant burn so easily when exposed to slightly brighter light, or lose dew so fast with slightly dimmer light. It took me months to get it adapted to sit on the very edge of my lights, where the closest leaves are half red, and leaves an inch further away are solid green and more than twice as long.

    I've been wondering how much that may have to do with humidity, but I have no way of elevating it to test right now.
    That sounds very interesting. Any chance of a photo?
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    I grew one on top of a running air conditioner under a very bright lamp supplemented with sunlight from the window, and it didn't seem to mind one bit (aside from turning quite red). It was in LFS though - I think this species tends to be more adaptable in LFS than peat mixes.
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    This was my very first CP:


    It was in peat for about 2 years and I switched it over to LFS finally. The plant's been doing much better since then but it's still nowhere near the size of a lot of D. adelaes I've seen.

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    That clump is gorgeous

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