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Old 3rd November 2011, 05:12 PM
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Cheng, show us your alleged d.intermedia & we`ll confirm it for you. LOL.

Just to share, my sundews are stacked on a multi tier rack ( tier 2 & 3 from a 4-tier rack ) & protected from direct rain by layering a see-thru plastic on the tiers above it. VFTs are their close-by neighbours.

Sun is frm angled sunlite rcvd from about 9-11 +a.m.

Right on top of the rack are my sarracenias which are housed in planter boxes. They are the true sun-worshippers & assist to break the raindrops from hitting my more fragile sundews.

Some of us sundews growers are of the opinion that sundews in their original environment do not experience rains like in M`sia ie not so often & not so heavy. So their dew production is somewhat affected & this would "irritate" the plant in our climate. Every time it rains, their dew is washed off & they have to reproduce it.

I know of peeps who grow their sundews quite happily in the open so well, it`s up to the grower *smile* IMHO, sundews grow best protected from our heavy rains + a`noon sun.
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Sorry about the blur... Amateurish skills

I see... But the areas in my house compound that are shielded from the rain is pretty shady(pun not intended) so I have no choice but to dump them out in the open ): Thanks for the tips Tarence! Time to move my pets <3
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Old 3rd November 2011, 06:19 PM
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Ok yr d. Intermedia is indeed what you say it is.

Your other sundew is most prob a d. Nidiformis...

Go get some Filiformis or Binata or burmanii which totally look diff then there won't be confusion heheh.
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Old 3rd November 2011, 07:02 PM
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It is D. nidiformis. Can't tolerate afternoon heat. Won't grow nice under the shade.
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Old 3rd November 2011, 07:44 PM
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It is D. nidiformis. Can't tolerate afternoon heat. Won't grow nice under the shade.
Oh no... Hope it's still not too late to save it! Thanks for sharing!
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Interesting.....at least now I know why most of my sundews were unhappy back then
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If you buy Sundew from Cameron Highlands, most of them are South African species like D. capensis, D. aliciae, D. nidiformis and etc. They grow well in highland. But not easy to grow in lowland condition. If you buy sundew from my price list. All of them grow well in lowland condition. They are not afraid of afternoon heat. Even the temperature is 48 - 49 C.
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Tarence you are right about most sundews not experiencing rain like you get in Malaysia. The exception of course are the tropical growing species. Things such as burmannii, indica, petiolaris complex and of course the three sisters from Queensland (adelae, prolifera and schizandra for those playing at home). The three sisters will grow well in low light conditions and schizandra will not survive if exposed to direct sunlight.

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If you can get them one of the three sisters may be a good option for your shielded positions.
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Old 4th November 2011, 09:22 AM
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strath76 : not many of us have prolifera or schizandra. i have d. adelae but like you said, it`s a picky sundew in our hot tropical weather. i have a few pots of it growing in 2 parts of my garden.

Logic : if it suddenly gets hot in 1 part of the garden due to sun angle shifting & me not noticing, at least I`ll still have some to rely on.

Cheng : go try other sundews later.... Filiformis + Binata are quite easy to grow. But stabilise your existing ones first.
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i grow D. nidiformis from seeds,some is currently having flower(purple in colour) hopefully they will have the strain to overcome the heat

cheng get most of her drosera from me(after i giving her a FC D.adelae)
currently she having drosera paradoxa, binata, filiformis, intermedia"cuba", burmannii, nidformis
i think she had already stabilise most of them, since she keep asking more drosera more drosera from me, uuh..
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Heheh ok. All d best. Happy growing then.
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