Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

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Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:28 am

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.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Benurmanii » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:34 am

Yes, it likes it hot. They tend to not do well if temps drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees celsius)

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:45 am

Oooh perfect perfect.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by nimbulan » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:10 am

The Drosera petiolaris complex needs HOT conditions. Drosera petiolaris and Drosera paradoxa are the most tolerant of cooler temperatures and I believe the only ones that can handle regular room temperature.

You can read about them here http://carnivorousplants.org/howto/GrowingGuides/DroseraWoolly.php

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:08 am

Don't worry it's usually 90 degrees here
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Dewy the Sundew » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:06 am

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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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:52 am

Thanks for info. Does it need strong sunlight?
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Leathal_Traps » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:10 am

Sakaaaaa wrote:Thanks for info. Does it need strong sunlight?


Almost all drosera do, so yes

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Dewy the Sundew » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:19 pm

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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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Shadowtski » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:12 pm

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.

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by w03 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:34 pm

Aside from D. indica complex, Byblis are also rather pretty and appreciate the warmth.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:38 am

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.
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Mufasa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:36 am

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.

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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:01 am

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...
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Re: Is drosera paradoxa tropical?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:39 pm

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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