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    No, it is right on topic! I have had poor success with seed, but I suspect it was due to inviable seed. Since I have little experience I did some asking. I believe the best method is to treat it pretty much as any tropical to get it to germinate, same as capensis. The problem is to get the seedlings to grab hold, they tend to die off easily.

    I hesitate to give advice on this species as my experience is very limited.
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    Hi Kupo
    I sell alot of D. regia seed as part of my business but also check each batch of D. regia seed I obtain by germinating it myself.
    The key appears to be getting the newly germinated seedlings to develope a decent root system earlier on in their life. To this end I use a soil mix of 60% sand and 40 % spag moss peat, use deep seed trays, but most importantly I believe, don't use the tray method of watering. I just keep the soil damp in the same way I do for all my Petiolaris complex sundews. This method seems to 'force' the seedlings to send roots deeper to find water. I get about a 20 - 40% germiantion success rate and most grow on to maturity without any problems.
    I hope this helps!
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    Hi Andrew:

    Thanks for the reply, but my current problem is that the seeds is not germinating at all, any suggestions on how to make this happen?

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    Hi Kupo
    The only thing I can add is that I germinate all my regia under artificial lights in the first instance, with a 16 hour photoperiod. Germination occurs after 4 - 8 weeks.
    email me on..andy@triffidnurseries.co.uk
    and I'll send you some of my seed in an attempt to raise your spirits!!!!
    I suppose if it was easy, regia would be as common as capensis!!!
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    Hello,

    I am new to this forum but first wanted to add comments on "D. coccicaulis" and the foto of D. glabripes:
    the invalid name D. coccicaulis was created by Paul Debbert, who described D. venusta. The name was created because Paulīs plants were kept in an "open greenhouse" with easy access to everybody and he created it to protect the new, still undescribed species from theft (Paul Debbert, personal communication). So all your D. coccicaulis are D. venusta.

    The plant shown on the photo is not D. glabripes, D. glabripes has a very different leave shape and D. glabripes is a stem forming species with clearly visible internodes. The plant on the photo doesnot show that characteristic signs. If I ever make it to a digital camera I will post a photo of true D. glabripes.

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    These are the Drosera glabripes from Andreas. Stefan, you should know, if this is the "true" glapripes.


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    Hi Stefan,
    Welcome and thanks for the update on D. coccicaulis. I can go through and relabel them D. venusta then.

    No clue what the D. glabripes is then.. Evidently lots of mislabeled D. glabripes running around. Gah I hate trying to figure out what Drosera are! It came from Triffid Park if that matters. IMO misidentification is a fairly common problem there.
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