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    My D.regia seeds have sprouted after being planted for 3 weeks!

    Does anyone have any advice on how to grow this plant correctly? I currently have it in a 1:1 sandeat mix as suggested by Savage Garden. Apart from that, the book doesn't give much info on the watering, climatic conditions etc in which to grow this plant.

    I have the pot in a tray of rainwater and leave it in partial shade in my hot tropical climate.

    Any answer will be greatly appreciated!

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    I am far from an expert on D. regia. I wrote a short note in CPN in 1980 that you might find a little helpful.
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/pubs/CPN80.pdf

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    full sun, VERY well drained mix, water on the tray system like any other South African Drosera. Dont fertilize. Dont disturb too much. frost free in winter.
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    When the seedlings start growing up, use a toothpick and scoop each up (along with soil around roots) and place each on its own pot. These plants require some room, as they have a thick root system along with the size of the plant. I keep mine on a windowsill which gets about 3 hours of direct light daily (sometimes I would place all my plants outdoors for full day of sun). Humidity should be atleast 50%, as it is an upright sundew, so it won't get too much moisture where the tops of the leaves are.
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    Is a cold night necessary for the plant to grow well? I don't have very cold nights here.

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    not to my knowledge, no
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    In my experience Dr. regai does not like tempeartures below 10°C for longer periods. If temperature falls below this the plant will loose its leafes.
    Also my plants do not like full sun and heat(&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] in summer, they are growing better in semi shaded areas during summer.

    If seedlings younger than 1 year get to cold or to hot they will die almost imidiatly.
    Root cuttings grow about 3-4 times faster than seedlings.


    Martin

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