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    Now that spring is here, I have been thinking of placing my Drosophyllum lusitanicum outside. Over the winter it has gotten a little leggy. It would really appreciate having the sun beat down on it all day, which is what it will get in the location I place it. The thing that worries me is that it sometimes rains here in SE PA quite a bit, or unexpectitly with thunder storms. The location would not be sheltered from the rains, and I do not want to have to watch the weather every day to see if I have to bring the plant inside.
    I was wondering if others grow this plant outside with frequent rains and the results of this happening, since this plant likes it on the dry side?


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    Hey Elgecko -

    Last year I grew mine outside spring summer and fall and it did well. It was from seed I got from Vertigo. I'm in Connecticut so our weather is not too different from yours. It's in a 'Cascade Style' 12 inch deep clay bonsai pot.

    If I saw it was to rain for days, then I would bring it in.

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    awesome, I need to find someone with droso. seeds
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    Mine kicked the bucket after some blustery winds bent the main stem. I think it was the 25mph ones that knocked mine over. I left the stem hoping it some plants would come up from the roots or stem, but another windy day blew the entire thing away. Lesson learned!
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    Michelle,
    Does that mean you do not grow a Drosophyllum lusitanicum anymore?
    You were kind enough to send me a few seeds, if mine ever flowers and I get seed, I will send some back to you if you need any.


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