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    Well I just checked yesterday and I spotted a little D. gigantea seedling in the pot I sowed the seed months ago. Now that I've got a seedling I want to keep it alive. Is culture typical tuberous or are there some quirks? I ordered seed of the plant as a kind of afterthought, never really expecting any to germinate. It was cheap, what can I say? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    The seedling is currently growing on pure peat in a plastic bag in strong light, basically the conditions it germinated in. Should I keep it there or what?

    Also does it live up to its latin name? I seem to recall it being mentioned as one of the larger memberos the genus along with D. regia but thats about all I know about it.

    Andrew

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    I may be wrong, but I recall reading that the gigantea refered to the flower size...

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    Drosera gigantea can get up to 1m in size. It will take at least 7-8, propably 10 or 15 years for a seedling to reach this size.
    Like many other tuberous Drosera, Dr. gigantea need to be placed at a cool room during winter with plenty of light !!
    My plants don't need high humidity.
    Drosera gigantea needs a sandy soil and very(!!&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] deep pots, especially if it gets older. Keep them "almost dry" during summer dormancy and not completly dry like many other tuberous Drosera.

    Good luck

    Drosera gigantea is one of my worst growing tuberous Drosera. I know that D'Amato says that it is easy, but for me this species is really hard to grow.

    Martin

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    It's actually one of the largest tuberous Drosera I think.

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    Whoops Martin hit the botton before me.

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    Daaaarn! Wrong again! Heh... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Well as my plant is just one true leaf with about 6 tentacles and a bud I'll let it get a bit bigger before repot it. I'll start dropping the humidity down though to prevent damping off, but I'll keep it higher then outside the bag because seedlings generally are sheltered by other plants in nature.

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Andrew

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    could someone post a link or picture of D. gigantea. I've searched the web but cant find a picture.

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