christerb

Drosera kaieteurensis?

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Hi,

 

I have been out of the loop when it comes to this genus, but I have what is supposed to be D. kaieteurensis. I have looked around at pics, and the ID seems to match. However, just to be sure I wanted to check here that I am correct. Also, does anyone know if it is self-fertile?

 

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Regards,

 

Christer

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Thanks for confirming the ID, Roman.

 

Good also to know about the seed, that sounds hopeful. All the best!

 

Regards,

 

Christer

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I never did get seed from my flowering plants and eventually lost them.  However, Christer, your plants looks much happier than my did, so I think you'll be alright for seed production.

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Hello Dave,

My D. Kaieteurensis are self polinating and really easy to grow, also from seeds. Tomorrow i can show you a picture, I have also some seeds left, if you are interested ;)

Regards Roman

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Oh, thank-you, that is very cool of you to offer seed.

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Yes, you have D.kaieteurensis. I love the contrast between the white hairs on the scapes and the wine red color plants acquire in the wild. See below a scan of a bad pic I took years ago on the Gran Sabana of D.kaieteurensis (left) and D.felix (right):

 

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Thanks Fernando, and Daniel!

 

That was one of the pics I compared with, and thinking that they matched pretty well. Yes, the red colors are great, might have to increase the light on mine.

 

I haven't seen the seed capsule on this species myself, so it will be interesting to see what they look like.

 

Anyway, great to get more confirmation on the ID of these plants (supposedly originating from Chimanta Tepui). so if I will be able to distribute some seed they will be labeled correctly.

 

Regards,

 

Christer

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Hi,

I bought this plant and it's on the way. But there is not much information.

I will use 1:1 sand and peat mix.  Is intermediate conditions ideal for this plant? Or should I put in highland conditions?

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Konnichiwa!

When I grew it about 40 years ago, as Drosera arenicola (mis-labeled). It survived through the summer (terrible hot temperatures) of Japan.

Kind regards from the Far East

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