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    It is exceedingly unlikely that Lowes would market D. regia. Don't we wish!
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    I'm skeptical. It would be an amazing find if it's true, though!!!

    PingMan, you mention the persistence of the regia leaves... do you remove them, or are they okay staying on the plant?
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    I don't always bother to take them off. It does not seem to harm the plants in any way, they seem to add to the unique nature of this species. I only trim them off when I don't want to include them in photographs.
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    It's probably best to leave them on the plant until totally black to allow for translocation of the stored nutrients.



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    Ok, I got duped into thinking this was a regia, and it ISN't. I went in Lowe's last night all excited and picked one up, looked at the picture and noticed that the plant doesn't match the plant, funny thing. It is a d. adelae...I was sorely disappointed because I have so many d. adelae. sorry for the undue excitement...

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    There was one on Ebay not long ago. D. regia is typically not priced the way a plant that sells at Lowes would be priced, and for a good reason. If you want to get one, there are people on this very forum who have extras for sale, but again, it's rare and in high demand.

    If the plants at Lowes were really labeled 'D. regia', somebody (you) needs to make some complaints. There's no excuse for that kind of error in marketing a product.

    Joseph: Do the dead leaves not contributed to fungal growth?
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    Mold, fungus, and other microbes are intrinsic to growing anything outside of aseptic culture. My fungicide: is to give the plants the best environment I am capable of. I invite the natural process involving microorganisms. The only natural processes I take preventative and curative measures with are insect/animal pests such as aphid, spider mites, and nematodes. More often than not it is the physical attack by insects (or an inadvertent human touch) that gives pathogenic microorganisms a chance to infiltrate plant tissues. Sure, some pathogens are sympatric to the plants themselves, only needing the host to be weakened for them to take control, but in my opinion this is the exception for our plants when we grow them in near optimal conditions.

    Microorganisms are our friends; for the most part it is they that take care of removing these old dead leaves in the mountains of South Africa. Lazy person that I am, I encourage them to do their work for me too.




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    the plant was lableled "drosera" and of course we all know how many plants are in this family. I don't know if showing a picture of the plant on the container would justify that, but I may make a complaint like you said, I don't need or want anymore d. adelae, I have so many it isn't funny, probably around 20 or so...

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