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Drosera giganteaAs the name already suggests this species is one of the largest erect growing species in the genus. There are some other climbing species which may reach 2 m in length, but none will have the same appearance and none will impress you as much as a full grown D. gigantea. This species can reach up to 1 m in height and with its many branches it may look like a small tree or bush. Unfortunately, it seems to be difficult to grow D. gigantea in culture to such size.
Another important aspect is that D. gigantea places its tubers very deep in the soil (1 m or deeper) where some residual moisture will be available throughout the summer. As a consequence it is better to keep the tubers slightly moist during dormancy.
D. gigantea develops many bracts at the lower part and the stem and the leaves are solitary during the earlier part of the growing season. Later they are arranged in groups of 2 or 3 on the glabrous stem and the branches. The tubers are red. This species is described to produce "dropper roots" from leaves or leave axils in highly humid environments which may form additional tubers at the end.
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