The seeds are produced via cross pollination by hand and insects (they have found surprisingly big number of natural pollinators here). All my parent plants are seed grown and resemble characteristics of both wild locations.
For best germination you should follow the instructions that I have outlined in my article here:
Postage is worldwide, via priority post with a tracking number. The seeds will be well packaged to protect them during transit.
It is your responsibility to know the import regulations of your country!
All photos are of my plants, made and copyrighted by me, Petar Kostov.
Drosera regia, or The King Drosera, is one of the rarest and most intriguing carnivorous plants. There are only two known wild populations in a remote valley in South Africa. It is believed that Drosera regia is the most ancient species of Drosera living today and modern studies reveal that it is in some regards more closely related to Dionaea muscipula than to other Drosera. It is in the top 3 largest Drosera species known today. Aside from it being a scientific curiosity The King Drosera is a beauty! The big pale green to yellow-green leaves covered abundantly with dew reach up to 70 cm (28 in) in length and 2 cm (0.78 in) in width. The roots are thick and fleshy, the base of the stem is woody and sturdy. The big pink flowers with darker veins, yellow-green throat and bright yellow stamens are a delicate perfection!
Maybe because they are so ancient, I don't really know, but these Drosera are exceptionally good hunters, way better than any other Drosera species I have ever seen. During the summer here their leaves are literally covered with flies so that they have almost no free tentacles left and are looking black, covered with their victim's bodies.
Unlike other Drosera the seeds of Drosera regia are quite big (about a millimetre / 0.04 in or so) and more easily manageable.
Before you purchase these seeds you must however know that The King Drosera prefers cooler climates and dislikes climates with hot night temperatures. It can withstand quite a heat (tested up to 45 ℃ / 113 F) during the day, but only if the nights are cool.