Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Mufasa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:33 pm

Sakaaaaa wrote:
Mufasa wrote:i dont think they are tropical, i think they grow in the desert of western australia? they like it hot, especially bottom heat, and for paradoxa, they like that too.

But other people say they are tropical...

Drosera paradoxa is found in skeletal sandy soils over sandstone in or along the banks of seasonally dry creeks or in sandstone cracks. During the wet season from March to April, its habitat is typically flooded with fast-flowing water. Drosera paradoxa is native to the west and north coasts of the Kimberley region inland to Beverley Springs, Western Australia and east to Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by w03 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Technically it is native to Australia, but during the growing season their habitats stay reasonably wet and very humid. In the wild they go through a summer dormancy (aestivation), but in cultivation many species (including D. paradoxa) do not need a dormancy as long as the growing conditions remain good for active growth. This essentially makes them tropicals.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Chingz » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:50 pm

Kak. Kalo mau paradoxa aku ada kenalan. Dia stoknya banyak. Wkwkwk dari surabaya juga, jadi deket kan. Lumayan murah juga.

Btw, I will be getting a paradoxa, it will be shipped to me on Tuesday, and he will throw an extra burmannii for me.
I am quite nervous and happy. Have to prepare the cups again. Lolz

Question: Does Paradoxa appreciate being waterlogged or just damp moist media? I'll be using only pure LFSm....
DROSERA Intermedia, filiformis, capilaris long leaf, burmannii (& humpty doo), spatulata, paradoxa, binata.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Dewy the Sundew » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:09 pm

Chingz wrote:Question: Does Paradoxa appreciate being waterlogged or just damp moist media? I'll be using only pure LFSm....

Well if waterlogged for too long, paradoxa may get root rot. But mine sits in a water tray/box everyday without the water drying up and does fine.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Chingz » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:20 pm

Dewy the Sundew wrote:
Chingz wrote:Question: Does Paradoxa appreciate being waterlogged or just damp moist media? I'll be using only pure LFSm....

Well if waterlogged for too long, paradoxa may get root rot. But mine sits in a water tray/box everyday without the water drying up and does fine.

I like waterlog my droseras (intermedia amd filiformis), and I also like to give high level of water in the tray..
Well, if I cant do that to paradoxa, will reduce the water then..
DROSERA Intermedia, filiformis, capilaris long leaf, burmannii (& humpty doo), spatulata, paradoxa, binata.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Dadrosera » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:11 am

Members of the petiolaris complex require very specific growing conditions and, while they are "tropical," they can't be grown like a capensis. They tend to go dormant eventually (even if not given a seasonal cue) and need two distinct seasons. Overall, I wouldn't recommend one unless you're already well acquainted with more demanding drosera (stuff like D. slackii, regia, etc).

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Dadrosera » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:13 am

If you water log this plant while it is dormant, I can guarantee that it'll get rot and die. Please read http://www.carnivorousplants.org/howto/GrowingGuides/DroseraWoolly.php

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