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  1. -Xeno-

    D. communis

    The plant on the right is D. spatulata, but the left one certainly looks like D. hamiltonii to me.
  2. I will most pictures once they have established themselves, I plan to have D. spatulata, binata, peltata/auriculata, pygmaea and U. dichotoma/lateriflora/uliginosa growing in it, along with Thysanotus multiflorous and tuberosus and Stylidium graminfolium and lineare. All of which, excludingT. multiflorous, are local natives. As for the cultivation of T. manglesianus, I do not have any experience with them, but I have acquired some seed of it and my research makes it seem like they should be grown in the same way and scrambling tuberous Drosera like D. macrantha, though probably not as wet as most sundews like. That species seems to grow in very similar soil and shares the same growth habit and dormancy. Best of luck with your plants!
  3. Amazing report! The number of species you found in the middle of the dry season is astonishing. And how did you find some of those Utricularia's? And all those U. fulva pictures Thank you for sharing P.S. See any Crocs?
  4. Dergeier, thanks, they're going pretty well so far. Mobile, I can imagine the difficulty, I have had little luck locating any of them from any vendors. Overseas stores have a greater range of Australian natives then Australian retailers do!
  5. Mobile, their common name in Australia is Fringed Lily which is certainly fitting. There are a couple of other similar genera but nothing with flowers quite so unique. PofW_Feathers, thank you for sharing those pictures! Spectacular flowers. I believe you are right in saying that they grow well for those who can grow pygmies and tuberous species. I have the fortune to be able to simply plant them in my garden and let them grow, and I hope that will mean that I can do the same with some of the Drosera.
  6. PofW_Feathers, I can see that you like Thysanotus! Which species is that in your avatar? Noah, Gaz, gald you like it. It's a very nice genus and this species in particular is quite easy to grow. It's from South Western WA, so it shares the same habitat as most of the pygmy and tuberous Droseras and is even easier to grow it seems. My local species is a bit more difficult, T. tuberosus as it is, as the name suggests, tuberous. Tropicbreeze, T. banksii looks like an interesting species, do you know if it is an annual or perrrenial?
  7. Hi Dergeier, the medium is a mix of peat and washed propogating sand. I have been growing VFT's and other carnivores in the same type of medium for 3 years and have yet to have any problems. I will be fully cleaning the water reservoirs every year or so to take care of any solute buiildup in the water, since salts don't evaporate.
  8. I don't know if this species, or genus, is particularly common in cultivation overseas, but I thought I would share some photos. I hope you like them.
  9. Very nice. Is the last plant a hamata x platychila?
  10. A couple more pictures: A much better looking N. ventricosa x truncata: N. truncata: N. sanguinea x macfarleni:
  11. Chris, I'll create a thread in the near future with my U. dichotoma. The first group of flowers are starting to look a little poor now but new stalks are rising so I'll take some photos wen they're flowering. The difference may also be down to location or simply climatic difference. I am growing it within it's natural range so it may be more tolerant of a wider range of conditions for me.
  12. Amazing plants! I don't think I've even heard of some of these plants, they look amazing. D. solaris looks oddly similar to some of the petiolaris 'dews, but smaller.
  13. Very effective set-up, your plants look great, as proven by their excellent flowers. I am curious as to why you said that U. dichotoma doesn't grow well submerged? My plants have been growing submerged for about a year and a half, and are currently flowering strongly.
  14. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them. I made the mistake of not going to Mesilau when I went to Kinabalu, so I didn't get to see N. rajah or burbidgeae but I'm glad you had more sense.