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D. gigantea and cistiflora.

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Hello everyone. I have seedlings of D. gigantea, and 2 plants of D. cistiflora, could anyone advice me how schould I grow them? I do not know bout these plants anything. And I do not know how I made D. gigantea seeds grminate. I have about 12 seedlings, all are alive like for now. I would be thankful for every hepl. (forgive me my Englisch, please).

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I have limited experience with both but I do know they are both winter growers that don't like lots of heat. D. gigantea doesn't really tolerate temperatures above 78 degrees F give or take a few. Everybody's experiences are different and there will likely be folks who reply just to tell me I'm wrong but the general idea is, don't let them get hot. They both enjoy cooler temperatures than tropical and subtropical Drosera. The trick to lighting is letting them get good sunlight without getting hot.

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Thanks, I see that they are like Darlinktonia! But I must tell you that I grow them like for now in temtrature about 26-29*C and the grow like for now good. About D. costiflira is it one year plant or many years plant? Or maybe it is like D. gigantea. And when D. gigantea need to have time of rest and how it need to like (forgive me my Englisch)

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D.cistiflora and gigantea are perennials(live many years). Both plants die back during hot summers and regrow in the winter.

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Your English is okay. One thing I might add about D. cistiflora is the plant seems to be a perennial until it flowers. Peter D'Amoto reports in his book that his plants always die after flowering. I don't think his is always true but worth considering and planning for nontheless. Mine hasn't flowered yet so I don't know.... Time will tell.

D. gigantea lives for many years. It grows during the wet, rainy, cool winter seasons in the wild. During the dry, hot, summer conditions the plant dies back to an underground tuber, where it will remain until the next cool winter growing season. These plants, along with most other tuberous sundews, seem to enjoy very sandy soils.

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D. gigantea should not die after flowering as it can live for many years. I however have not mastered this plant :( a friend grows his very well, the stem is as thick as your finger :shock:

This is a dificult plant to grow well.

George

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