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    I have decided to add a Drosera regia to my collection but would like to see a photo of one and info on any special growing conditions that they require. Also...where can I get one?

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    go to www.google.com , tey otta have tons of info and pictures .

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    Go to
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/Drosera.html

    You will find 37 links to D. regia photos.

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    I am currently ecstatic about my plants growth. Mine is grown in 12 inch plastic pot. On the bottom are 3 inches of redwood mulch. The remainder is filled with chopped live LFS. The entire unit sits in an undrained container that keeps the water level within 3 cm of the surface. I change the water weekly and scrub the undrained container. Although this method contradicts most "established" advice regarding this species, my plant is evergrowing and problem free. For me it grows as easily as D. capensis using this method. My source for the plant, Pinguiculaman, has grown his plant like this for some 5 years or more, without any problems or dormancy issues, and has propagated hundreds of plants from the mother plant via root cuttings! To further fly in the face of accepted advice, he produced my plant from a LEAF cutting. Possibly this plant is some sort of superior clone. I know he is registering the plant as a cultivar "Big Easy", but the method should work for you as well. My plant grows outside during the warm months, and is grown indoors quite close (within an inch) under a bank of 8 grow tubes (40 watt each). In the past, following the usual advice of a "gritty well drained mix", I have lost numerous plants, have had fungal problems, etc etc. The redwood (cedar would work as well) has a natural antiseptic quality that discourages anaerobic processes, and this is reinforced by the use of live sphagnum as a medium. Neither Joseph's plant nor mine has flowered: a slight drawback, although I dont discount the future possibility of this happening. I am sure Joseph would have more to say regarding this, but he has been very busy lately with little time to spare for the forum. He may be reached at

    DroseraMan@hotmail.com (a man of many names it seems&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] if anyone is in terested in hearing more regarding his methods.

    Hope this helps!
    "Grow More, Share More"

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    Everything Tamlin has said concerning this Drosera regia is true except I have only had it since June 2000, a few months more than 3 years.



    Check out this web site for additional photos:

    My Drosera cultivar submissions



    Joseph Clemens
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    Grrr....must you draw me further into getting one?...
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    And make me feel sad about the loss of two seedlings? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    Cindy

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    Wow! Thanks BobZ for that website. It has more Drosera photos than I could ever imagine.
    Tamlin, what is LFS? As you can tell by the question I am a little new at this game.
    PinguiculaMan, thanks for the great photo.

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