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Drosera slackii, cultivation and propagation query

Drosera Drosera slackii

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#1 Jonny

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

My specimen plant of this unusual sundew is more exacting in its requirements than 'ordinary' S. African species, although it does not exhibit as marked a dormancy period as for example, D. hilaris.
I purchased a plant about two years ago and this has, at its best, shown remarkable characteristics such that one would wonder if it is, in fact, a naturally fertile triploid mutation or something similar.
Noting notwithstanding, that the rosetted species generally, (at least those examples in my care) show a tendency towards late season peak condition and/or winter growth, I am wondering if D. slackii requires different conditions for optimum growth than, say D. venusta?
Does anyone know whether, like D. regia, the plant is non-self-fertile?
With thanks for your experience,
Jon

#2 Aidan

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:44 PM

I grew the plant quite successfully for a number of years with no special treatment in unheated greenhouse conditions... until a particularly cold winter killed it off.

I've asked around but have been unable to come up with any answers for you.





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