I would like to reactivate this thread with some pictures from my plants i have taken this and last last year.
Drosera affinis 'Namibia'
I'll jump in here Christian. Don't know if we'll get much help from others as there doesn't seem to be many serious Drosera growers around here any more.
Have you managed to flower your D. ramentacea or cuneifolia yet? Do you find that they reproduce from the roots or have they remained as solitary plants?
I'd add a few photos of my own here but this forum doesn't allow remote linking.
D. cuneifolia can easily, but slowly be reproduced by root cuttings. Lef cuttings did not worked for me. I have just tried the first root cuttings with Drosera ramentacea. I will let you know if i'm succesfull. I was told, that leaf cuttings do not work with D. ramentacea. My plants have not yet flowered, although i think they are mature.
Nice plants, Christian!! D.affinis is especially fun-looking!!
And I am trying to become a serious Drosera grower, I am growing every species I have been able to acquire since my start last spring (except for D.binata and D.indica, so far it has taken me 7 months to grow a couple of fairly nice clumps of moss)
If I had a better camera I would post some pics as well, maybe my birthday in March will help me out on that one....
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i would love to get more into South African species problem is i dont see much of a variety for trade. i have capensis, nidiformis, madigascarensis(its the Botswana form though), venusta, admirabilis and aliciae. these are about the only SA species i see offered though. i havent even heard of a couple of the ones you pictured Christian.
I've noticed that also. Is there a commercial source for South African Drosera seed?
Unfortunately not really. Silverhill seeds in RSA sell a few species of Drosera at various times of the year. Most of the time they have D. cistiflora for sale (as well as capensis and aliciae). I have seen species such as D. glabripes and regia offered in the last couple of years. The germination rates of their seed is excellent and they are very generous with the amount they supply.Originally Posted by [b
It's a bit of a catch 22 situation when it comes to acquiring some of the less commonly grown RSA species. If you have something interesting to offer you will find others to trade with. Until then you just have to be lucky enough to know the right people who are willing to share.
South African Drosera are by far my favourite group of CPs and I've been lucky enough to obtain a decent collection thus far.