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Nigel H-C

I've got a big one...

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I'm rather struck with the idea of dusting off my original Drosera regia for Chelsea this year. It will be the first time it's been displayed in probably 8 years. I recently had to snap the rhizomes which had spread out over the edge of the pot and re-plant them back inside. Net result, a much tidier plant, but it still weighs around 18 kgs!

The problem is, it may be too big for the display...

Nigel HC

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My gut feeling would be to take it, its a lovely plant and I always feel that its good to let people see what is possible with time and care.

It's easy to see mass produced, misidentified, tiny plants for sale in gc's and hardware stores all over the place, they're not usually impressive or even that attractive.

But a specimen like that is the kind of thing to catch people's attention and make them want to try and grow some.

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22 minutes ago, danl82 said:

My gut feeling would be to take it, its a lovely plant and I always feel that its good to let people see what is possible with time and care.

 

....and a very big container to give room to the roots to spread.:yes:

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Indeed, it's in a 35 litre pot!

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I entirely quote danl82, that plant deserve to be shown.

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