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DJ57

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This is my first regia flower! I have only one regia, so kinda excited to see it in bloom.

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[/url]Regia flower stalk by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]

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[/url]My first regia flower stalk by Djoni C, on Flickr[/IMG]
 
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That's great! I can't say I'm surprised, your plant was quite large and healthy when I saw it last.
 

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Cool! Will the flowers self pollinate as with some drosera or is a genetically different plant required?
 

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D. regia will self pollinate but you get better results with 2 parents. But some seed is better than no seed.

I'm still fighting to keep my crop alive and growing. They don't want to make the jump from seedling looking plants. @!#$%^&*(*&^%$#@W!~ if I can figure out what I'm doing wrong. Maybe I need to give them some of my own blood?

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While Drosera regia is self-compatible dichogomy may be involved. Lois Ochs reports success with using the "yesterday's pollen - today's stigma" rule of hand pollination. This rule may help with Dionaea muscipula too. Regardless, hand pollination can sometimes increase the amount of seed yield.
 

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While Drosera regia is self-compatible dichogomy may be involved. Lois Ochs reports success with using the "yesterday's pollen - today's stigma" rule of hand pollination. This rule may help with Dionaea muscipula too. Regardless, hand pollination can sometimes increase the amount of seed yield.

Hmmm, maybe I will try that. I had heard you needed two plants flowering to cross pollinate and get seed (I only have one regia), so was not even going to bother trying hand-pollinating. Thank you for this information.
 

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Fantastic news, Djoni!! Hope you get some little babies out of that plant. The flowers seem quite large among drosera, too.

Thank you. Yes, the flowers are quite large and a nice surprise. They are bigger than the flowers on the "giant" capensis I have and I thought they were big, ha.
 

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Fantastic news, Djoni!! Hope you get some little babies out of that plant. The flowers seem quite large among drosera, too.

Thank you. Yes, the flowers are quite large and a nice surprise. They are bigger than the flowers on the "giant" capensis I have and I thought they were big, ha.
 
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Beautifully grown DJ!


[MENTION=12125]Shadowtski[/MENTION] My Regia are in the same boat, they just don't seem bothered to grow any larger even though I have them in large sized pots.
 
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