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[MENTION=5343]Not a Number[/MENTION] could you please tell me what media you use for this species and in what humidity they are grown in? I am always struggling with mine. Thanks!

They are grown outdoors so ambient humidity, probably not less than ~40 most of the time, jumping up to ~80% in sometimes early mornings.
50-50 peat/sand or peat/perlite works fine. Tall pots (minimum 6" tall) and they dew up more consistently.
 

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D. hamiltonii - They're almost here - by Saturday. Both clones at nearly the same time.

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:woot: A first for me - D. slackii - the right combination of weather or perhaps the Flower Faerie got tired of all the D. venusta.
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On the d. helodes which weighs more, the flower stalk or the sundew itself? Dumb question, I know, but I'm curious.
 
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Ok, these are some INSANELY long flower stalks. :0o:

Some plants are just ridiculous; I have several hybrids that have rosettes 3" across, but the inflorescences are nearly always exceeding 18" to 2 feet. The Australian species seem to be especially nutty, no surprise this beauty is the same way :)
 

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D. slackii - one of these months the flowers will open. Compare to the photo I posted just over a month ago (see above). Drosera slowii?
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I missed the flower open but still something unique. D. tokaiensis - man-made, white flower hexaploid (fertile)
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I love how not only brevifolia flowers are huge compared to the plant, but the entire inflorescence has those huge glands (great trait that passes readily into its hybrids).
 
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