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  1. Hi all, I like to share some pictures of what is probably the least cultivated Drosera I grow (I think so since there are only a few photo's on the internet, and some of them show a somewhat different type of plant) and for sure it is the weirdest in my collection. I have received one or two tubers about 5 or 6 years ago, labelled as D. macrantha. This is how it starts: a roundish, white tuber (sometimes with some brown spots). If you look really carefully you can see that the surface is covered with small dimples (like a golf ball). It is usually one of the first tuberous species to appear in the season. First some sort of a rosette is formed and after that a scrambling stem emerges. First one leave per node, later often followed by a smaller lateral pair of leaves. The plant grows quite rapidly reaching a length max 50 cm in about 4 moths time. After that it more or less stops growing and is by far the first of my tuberous Drosera to retreat. Nothing really strange so far. But sometimes it doesn't stay with just a lateral pair of leaves, and groups of 4 to 5 leaves are formed The stem and the central petiole (mainly at the base) are covered with minute glands. Leaf with prey. The backside of these leaves are also covered with minute glands (though this season these glands seem to be absent, due to different growth conditions??). A view at the "rosette". If you look closely you can see some white "runners", it seems that small leaves emerge from it. Unfortunately the plants have not flowered so far (maybe I should use a kind of ferilizer). Sometimes an additional tuber is formed. John
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  2. Hello members and staff :) I come from Brussel and i'm soon 37 year old ( in 1 week ) I have carnivorous plants since july 2014 and my favorite species are Drosera, Pinguicula and Dionaea Sorry for my bad english i'm learning that langage for my future job lol I'll post growlist and some pics to show you my little greenhouse :) See you soon and ty to accept me here :)
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  3. Quick intro I grow Sarracenia I have about 15 now so a mini collection most have a name ( hopefully the correct one ) and a couple of seedlings from a nursery in France that came free with a plant I bought , all are kept in my cold greenhouse, windows open 12 months of the year ... I think that helps to keep them healthy , I did have a problem with vine weevils a couple of years ago which I found in the compost when splinting them in the spring, amazed me how tough they are I washed all the roots and re potted them in fresh compost all looks ok now as I was growing fuchsias at the same time and they had them as well !!! Looking forward to having a good nose about RR
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  4. Good to hear your plants held out, perks of global warming :-p welcome to the forum :-)
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