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    As a devout exponent of the species, I am pleased to announce that D. hartmeyerorum can be reliably germinated and grown during the cool and smoggy season (that's winter, to you non-Southern Californians).
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    Here's a picture taken today. The plants are in a two inch pot filled with pure, fine (unwashed) sand, residing in a tray six inches under four fluorescent bulbs. The tray sits on a commercial heat mat that keeps the air at soil level between 75 and 80 degrees F. The humidity hovers between 30 and 50% which is the system's saving grace. I tried to grow some plants last winter in a terrarium heated by an aquarium heater, but the constant high humidity stunted their growth.
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    This picture is from early fall. The conditions were the same for this plant, with the exception of the heating mat which was not used.

    If anyone has a different method for growing this species, I'd love to hear about it.

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    Thanks for the info Forbes. I'm about to sow seeds of this species for the first time. My heated tank is in my greenhouse. It is heated using an aquarium heater but the tank has no lid so hopefully doesn't get as humid. I have no idea what the humidity gets to in there but the petiolaris complex species grow superbly. I plan on using pure sand. Do you supplement yours with any type of food? Also, 2 inch pots are quite small. How deep are they and how many plants do you grow per pot?

    Sean.

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    What an amazing color, is D.hartmeyerorum always this strong red?

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    That is an absolutely gorgeous plant!

    Can it be propagated by other methods such as leaf or root cuttings?

    Thanks for sharing that beauty. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    gorgeous drosera, Forbes! Can you tell us more on how you came to owning samples of it? Thanks-Zach
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    That's the best grown plant of this species that I have ever seen. Good work, and thanks much for the account of your methods. Someday I hope to try this species, and the help is valuable!
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    Thank you all for the kind comments.

    William,
    Thanks for the endorsement, though you probably will need to revise it after you see Ivan's plants.

    My seed came from the LACPS seed bank, Zach. Ivan Snyder has distributed an amazing amount of seed from this species, as well as publishing an informative article on the LACPS web site (most of what I have said here comes from communications with him). I doubt he has extra seed at the moment, as he only grows it in the summer, though. If you'd like to trade for some, I should be able to accommodate within the next few months.

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    Quote[/b] ]Can it be propagated by other methods such as leaf or root cuttings?
    I haven't tried. Ivan said you can re-pot the top of a declining plant with moderate success, but will only get vigorous plants from seed. Once you have the conditions dialed in well enough to grow a plant from seed to maturity, it's much easier to grow the second generation.

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    Quote[/b] ]What an amazing color, is D.hartmeyerorum always this strong red?
    The plants pictured are the reddest I've grown. Like D. falconeri, it doesn't do well where a fairly substantial amount of the pigment is produced, but can be grown greener than the plants pictured.

    Sean,

    When I tried to grow hartmeyerorum in my partially-ventilated petiolaris tank, they didn't grow much beyond the seedling stage. The light, temperature, substrate and water were the same as I used in the summer, so the extra humidity must have been at fault. Maybe I should have put a quartz cluster on the soil surface to organize the tank's aura... Be sure to try some seeds in the tank, they should germinate well in there, but plant some out and save a few to sew at the beginning of your summer. These plants don't seem to care how well the petiolaris complex species next to them are growing.

    The plants pictured are in 2 x2 inch (5 x 5 cm)square pots (labeled 2 ). Ivan grows his plants in 2 round pots. I've recently switched to the round variety (got a free case!), and definitely recommend them over square for use with sand. Getting a scrap of cloth to cover all the drainage holes in a square pot can be messy.

    As to the amount of plants in a pot, root space doesn't seem to be an issue. I like to plant singly to better observe their form, but have to provide quite a bit of support to keep them upright. They have a trailing habit in nature, so you may find a wide pot best.

    Feeding the plants insects seems to help. Spring tails do this satisfactorily for seedlings if you have them on your soil; fruit flies are great for the adults. Ants (!) and dried bloodworms to a lesser degree.

    For those who obtain seed: Yes those specks should work. They really are that small. They keep well in the refrigerator.

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    Nice looking plant Forbes! Do you have any pics showing the growths at the base of the stems?

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