Super dewy Drosera


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Due to social distancing and the closure of schools. I had lunch while working from home, looking over a few plants. Hope you enjoy them. I also noticed my Utricularia aureomaculata is about to bloom, so I'll post a picture of that when it does 

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Beautiful plants very well grown!!! Excellent job!!:tu:

Could you tell me anything about drosera hamiltonii? Does it produce seeds as capensis or does it need cross pollination between two differents clones? How do you grow it (temperature, water?)

your hamiltonii seems very healty!!

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I only got the plants as root cuttings last summer. They are not mature enough to flower at the moment, I would have thought. They grow naturally along side Cephalotus, so I treat then the same but in shallower pots. I over wintered them at work this year under 2 T5s. But this year I'll keep them in the greenhouse and bring them in to the house if we get below 0 temps over night. 

Here is a link you might find useful.

http://ngcarnivorousplants.blogspot.com/2014/02/drosera-hamiltonii-growing-guide.html?m=1

 

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Now that one I like  :smile:.  It is good to have some tall growing tuberous Drosera at this time of year  Also the regular Drosera above.

Kind regards,  Rob

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Last ones for a while. Some pygmy sundews flowering. I few question  marks about whether my labels are right. Need to closely check with my Allen Lowrie. Any thoughts welcome.

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My attempt at a botanic biotope. Using Allen Lowrie's Magnus opus I have tried to make a few of my pygmy drosera pots look like the habitat the plants come from. With a lack of laterite I used pink/ orange granite chips and cones to represent small Banksii seed pods.

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Thanks Damien. I think I'm going to turn all my pygmies into 'biotopes' now. 

One success this year is my D. Slackii sending up a flower spike. This is the first I've managed and I have had it for 5 years! So apparently the trick is to leave it in the greenhouse over winter.

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