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Drosera Binata Variety

johnnyfrye

I like drosera.
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Sep 29, 2007
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Ventura county, southern CA.
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This unknown form of D. Binata has been growing happily in my tropical terrarium for a few years now, with outside winter breaks for dormancy.

When I couldn't find a black background after looking for a while, I decided to try using my cat, which was the blackest thing around I could find. It didn't work out so well...
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But I did eventually find a few pieces of paper. So here are the rest of the pics:

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seedjar

Let's positive thinking!
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Dec 11, 2004
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Olympia, Washington
Nice - I think the more compact forms are the most attractive. I think the pic with the cat kind of works... it certainly brings out the red in the plant.
~Joe
 
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Feb 16, 2009
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Ontario, Canada
Wow! Gorgeous plant. :) It's really nice, will it stay this size?

Also, your cat is very cute hehe. He (Or she? :O) looks perturbed about the plant being on him. He also looks like my cat!
 

Baylorguy

"Oh, now he's a philosophizer"
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Mar 18, 2008
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Helotes, Texas
That's awesome that your cat lets you do that. If I put one of my plants on my cat, she would first swipe me in the face, and then would eat the plant just for spite.

Yeah, she's pretty much satan.
 
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San Jose, CA
It looks like your D. binata is your typical "T-form" - which puts out single bifurcation leaves that resemble the letter 'Y' (go figure). It flowers white and puts out massive amounts of seeds. It is winter hardy here in California and will come back from its resting bud when the weather comes up. Yours is typical of the species & form except for the fact that it catches cats.
 
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