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By Sakaaaaa
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#270109
I want to get a d. Paradoxa but I'm not sure if it is tropical. I want it to be tropical because I can't do dormancy.
By Dewy the Sundew
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#270549
I have a d.paradoxa. It is fine in the warm weather here in Singapore. It reacts really fast to prey too.

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By Dewy the Sundew
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Although they do need strong sunlight, i grow mine under a 18 watt table lamp as with the rest of my sundews. Its doing well. :D
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By Shadowtski
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#272022
If you're looking for tropical Drosera, have you looked at Drosera indica (& close relatives)? Drosera indica originated in India, Australia, and Southeast Asia. It grows quickly. It is a large plant, growing up to almost 30 cm tall. It can catch many large houseflies and flying insects. It has very strong glue on its tentacles. Seed is fairly easy to obtain. These are all annuals. They grow, flower, produce seed, and die, in one year.

Other species in the D. indica group are D. finlaysoniana, D. hartmeyerorum, D. serpens, and D. fragrans. Other than D. finlaysoniana, these others are difficult to find.

Good growing,
Mike
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By Sakaaaaa
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#272231
Thanks for all the help, I might get some indica seeds if the paradoxa goes out of stock. I have never seen a byblis for sale here.
By Mufasa
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#272238
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.
By Sakaaaaa
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#272242
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...
By Sakaaaaa
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#272243
Well,the D. Paradoxa went out of stock, the D. Indica seller doesn't have propper shipping. I'm getting a burmannii instead.

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