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    I've always wanted to grow D. Burmanni, but that fact that it's a seasonal plant, dying away only to return from seed, has scared me away. I have a few questions:

    1) Would now be a good time to order one? I've read that it's a summer plant, so would this be too close to the time when it'll be flowering and dying off?

    2) What's the longest one can grow D. Burmanni? Couple months? Or can you somehow trick the plant into growing all year round?

    3) Has anyone seem this plant catch prey? It's mostly the reason I want it! I read all over the place about how it can close in on prey in less than a minute, and I really want to witness this.

    Any and all D. Burmanni info would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LLeopardGGecko @ Aug. 01 2005,7:38)]I've always wanted to grow D. Burmanni, but that fact that it's a seasonal plant, dying away only to return from seed, has scared me away. I have a few questions:

    1) Would now be a good time to order one? I've read that it's a summer plant, so would this be too close to the time when it'll be flowering and dying off?

    2) What's the longest one can grow D. Burmanni? Couple months? Or can you somehow trick the plant into growing all year round?

    3) Has anyone seem this plant catch prey? It's mostly the reason I want it! I read all over the place about how it can close in on prey in less than a minute, and I really want to witness this.

    Any and all D. Burmanni info would be greatly appreciated!
    1.Yes, now would be a good time to order one.
    2.It is possible to get a plant to live for 2 years if you cut the flower stalk off when it appears and repot it into a fresh cp worthy mix and trim away all of the dead leaves so the roots can penetrate into the soil.
    3. Yes, I have intentionally placed insects on to the leaves and watch the outermost tentacles close in on the prey.

    Also, this plant does well in pure peat, and LFS. It will also grow well in any other cp worthy mix. This plant is normally an annual, so when it flowers you should collect the seed and sow it IMMEDIATELY as the seeds germination rate will go down very quickly in a matter of days. I once sowed over a 100 seeds that were only a week old, and only 3 germinated. I hope this helps you some.

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    So say I ordered one now. How long would this particular plant last before it flowers and dies?

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    Probably about 1-2 months at the most depending on the conditions you give it
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    Wow, that's crazy. So I'm assuming the seeds germinate pretty quickly and the plants mature quickly as well. I would love to grow the plant, but I just don't know if it seems worth all the trouble...

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    If I were you, I would try to get seeds from some of the forum members here... if you watch the trade forum you will find that it is pretty much a weed. Seeds should not be hard to obtain.


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    I could send you some seed for sase if you want

    thanks
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    I would love some seed, but what is "sase"? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Just a question: Could I plant the seeds with my other year-round-growing drosera? I have two small terrariums that are filled with peat, perlite and sundews like capensis and aliciae.

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