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By cdelavan
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Just out of curiosity I'm wondering what everyone's opinion is on the hardest Drosera there is to grow? I have several different types and they all are quite easy to grow. I was just curious as to the higher end difficult ones.
By SerMuncherIV
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#236776
Probably one of the tuberous ones, excluding the D. peltata complex for the most part. D. schizandra is no walk in the park either. D. falconeri is the hardest (in my opinion) out of the D. petiolaris complex. Generally, temperate and subtropical Drosera are the easiest.
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By nimbulan
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#236787
From what I've read, Drosera arcturi is singificantly more difficult to grow than any other sundew. They are very picky about conditions and naturally grow in alpine regions with a very long dormancy.
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By stitz25b
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#236788
South american sundews seem to be hardest. Especially highland ones like those which live on roraima
By w03
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#236822
It's all rather relative, but cool-growing Drosera tend to be the hardest.

D. arcturi and to a lesser extent D. murfetti are very difficult by general consensus due to the necessity of cool conditions and the long dormancy as mentioned above. Similar things have been said of D. linearis although it's from a different region.

Petiolaris complex needs constant lowland conditions to stay in active growth. As said before D. falconeri is the exacting of them.

South American sundews all require intermediate to highland conditions, but there are both quite picky and easy ones. I've heard D. meristocaulis, D. camporupestris, D. schwackei, and a few others are rather difficult.

D. schizandra seems to be picky for some but very easy for others.

Most tuberous Drosera and the annual D. glanduligera need constant cool conditions and tons of feeding to survive.
By corky
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#236850
All depends on where you live and how different the requirements are to the climate your living in. If you live in the right area in Australia you could grow tuberous dews in your lawn, in England its a bit trickier
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