RE: Drosera Adelae culture

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 10:14:27 -0500 (EST)

> >Fellow CP er's
> >
> >Does anyone have any tips on growing D. adelae successfully ??? This CP is
> >giving me fits!
> I grow mine in sphagnum, in a sealed 10 gal. aquarrium, in a north facing
> window, under a 20 inch 20 watt flourescent light. It has grown like a weed
> since I bought it. Hope this helps,
> John Phillips Email:

I have one clump of D. adelae which has done very well. This plant is
growing in sphagnum about 6 inches below a bank of four 40W fluorescent
lights. It is growing in about 1/2 inch of standing water. This red
flowered plant is about 14 inches across. Roots regularly grow out from
under the pot and into the water where new buds form. I currently have
three or four small plants growing in the water. Other D. adelae in
similar conditions have not done as well, which leads me to guess that
it is a little temperamental.

Tom in Fl