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What's your favorite Drosera?

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Mine always has been, and always will be.. D. schizandra
Happy to report, my collection is back in full health.

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I thought it was D. admirabilis?



Mine has to be ... hmmm.... Can I pick just one? Yes. I don't have one, but it has to be D. paradoxa. So pretty, like fireworks!
 
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I like just about everything, but I am really partial to D. binata var. multifida f. extrema. Not only is its name awesome, but it can take some serious extremes and still make awesome leaves.

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Can't decide.... Sorry! It changes all the time.

I suppose if I was forced, I would pick regia..

But then again, all those other ones are really cool...


*Mind is broken*
 
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Can't decide.... Sorry! It changes all the time.

I know, right. I'm the same way.. I hoard a different species every few months.
But if I had to choose to grow only one, it'd have to be schizzy.
 
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All of these plants are great choices (and I need to find a ****zy somewhere soon!), but I'd have to say my favorite sundew is D. regia. It may be a pain in the butt for me trying to grow it, but the pics of those huge, dewy leaves seal the deal.
 

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Whatever I can grow successfully, LOL. I love them all, from temperate to topical and hard to pic an absolute favorite.
 

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My favorite. Nothing catches my eye more than a pot full of capes. Don't get me wrong, I love the collectors specimens too. But everyone has a cape for a reason....because they are awesome!
 
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I think mine would have to be Drosera caduca. No one seems to grow it, but so far for me it has been nothing but easy and it is probably my favorite sundew in my collection.
 
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..... but the pics of those huge, dewy leaves seal the deal.
I think if more people saw D. schizandra near it's peak, they'd quickly demote D. regia to number 2 (IMHO - of course). :lol:

However, to answer the question - I've got to cheat and name a group of species - the Petiolaris Complex. Just look at D. kenneallyi or D. ordensis or D. derbyensis or D. paradoxa or D. falconeri or (gasp!) a hybrid like D. "Ladle" .....

If I had a knife at my throat and had to choose one, I'd pick D. kenneallyi - but wow --- an incredible group of plants. With the possible exception of Sean Samia (not sure how many he's still growing?) or Chuck Lyon (who I understand has stopped growing), no one today is really showcasing the group & doing them justice (again imho).
 

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I agree with you Ron. D. Schizandra is at the top of my must have list. Availability is the only thing holding it back.
 
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@RL7836, thats one of my goals as a grower is to have multiple specimens of every sundew in the petiolaris complex. I think i'm doing pretty well for someone who has only been collecting them for about a year IMHO :-D but I totally agree with you, the petiolaris complex is where its at
 
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I am quite fond of the capes. Been adding all of the other cape variations to this area. Updates coming soon to a theater near you..

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oudda my collection, i really love my D. x nagamotoi and D. capensis x capillaris the most.
 
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From my collection, rotundifolia. I love the leaf shape and how they curl up around their prey. Outside of my collection... probably D. roraimae, they make such cool towers that they stack themselves up on :D Overall, I'd go with rotundifolia because I actually can grow them and I've been familiar with them pretty much ever since I was introduced to CPs.
 
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