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Thread: Two of my D. adelae

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    This is my D. adelae 'Giant' I got from Gert Hoogenstrijd a couple of months ago at the European Exchange and Exhibition of Carnivorous Plants held in the UK in September. It's a monster, measuring 15 inches (38cm) across at it widest!! I couldn't resist this one, it's too big for my terrariums, but seems to be growing well in a shady location in my humid conservatory. Is it too early to deck it out for Christmas? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]


    D. adelae 'Giant'



    This one is my typical clone of this species, which I grow in full sun in my conservatory, it's only 3 1/2 inches across, but I like the nice red colour.

    D. adelae Grown in sun



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    Vic
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    That's a BIG sundew! Also, your typical clone, you say you grow it in full sun. Is there any shade cloth? About how many hours does it get?

    SF

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    Vic, What area of the country are you located?
    Also, is that red adelae yours?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

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    S.F.

    The amount of sun depends on the time of year, but in midsummer it gets sun from about 10-30am through until 7pm. I just treat it the same as my other sub-tropical dews. It's full sun, no shading. This is English sun though, so it doesn't appear all the time [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]) We have just had about the sunniest and hottest summer on record this year though.

    I grow quite a few plants of the typical clone in shadier conditions as well and they have softer, wider, green leaves, like the 'Giant' only much smaller.

    Vic
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    Terrific plants and nice photos. If the your new Drosera adelae is a different clone, perhaps you may be able to produce seed when they both flower next.
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    The thought has crossed my mind Joseph. The 'Giant' has only been in my care for a couple of months and has yet to flower (I wonder if they are larger too?). As I'm growing this one under natural light, it will probably be next year when it flowers.

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    Vic,

    Astounding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 15 inches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    <<<<<<>>>>>>>> (hits floor)

    Thanks for sharing mate!
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    What a monster! Thanks for the pic...that's a rare treat!

    My d. adelae at the office is a good bronzy red color...in a window with a western exposure so it gets sun all afternoon. Will try to post a pic but it sure can't compete with Vic's beauties!

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    Not as pretty as Vic's but not too bad for being grown in an office. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]



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