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I want to buy a drosera spatulata but I live in a place that can reach 100 Fahrenheit in summer I was planing in growing it inside in a south window but I don't know if ill stand such harsh temperatures and also it's a very dry climate no humidity what's so ever will I be able to grow this plant ?

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Spatulata is one of those species that likes it hot!  They tend to grow well during the summer months.  One variety of spatulata that really loves the heat is the Fraser Island variety.  We carry it every so often.  The typical variety will also grow fine, but the Fraser Island variety produces gorgeous red leaves in summer when its warm and sunny.

Good growing!
Jacob Farin

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