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By Leathal_Traps
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#182659
Well, after weeks od doing SHSAT preps and begging, I was able to convince my parents to buy me a drosera filiformis all red.
I chose that variety because it needs no dormancy, and I like the color. I know about all the basic care it needs but, how often does it flower?
I've heard it flowers in spring, but I am not sure if it flwoers once ( like a vft) or various times. Does anyone have some experience with this
( coline I think you have all red you should know :P)? I will post pictures when it arrives. :D
By coline
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#182672
Well, my plants all died after growing some 3cm, for no aparent reason, I think maybe 2 are still almost dead, but for flowers on these species I have no experience.
By Sander
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Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#182688
I only got the "tracii" and typical, just recently, and flowerstalk broke after shipment, but the tracii has made a new one already (within 3 weeks time) so i guess they can flower multiple times, and usually tropicals flower more often then temperate species (in sundews at least)
By coline
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#182703
Precisely, they do flower a lot, I normally have flowers all year long with all my sundews, and none at all with VFT, filiformis nor sarracenia.

Of course, if you get them going we could do some trading
By Leathal_Traps
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#182783
AAAHHHHHH I THINK I AM GOING CRAZY I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL IT ARRIVES.
Is it me, or are the hardest days of your life when a plant is being shipped, and you must wait :P
By coline
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#182785
Lol!! I always forget about packages! they take always forever to come, and some day I get a notice that they have arrived... and I wonder, which package could it be...?
By Leathal_Traps
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Joined:  Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:27 am
#182788
How dare you >:D. lol, I am always thinking about them, and I keep track of every day, always checking the tracking number of the order if it had one.
By coline
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Joined:  Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:57 pm
#182790
I kind of have an internal clock that tells me: go check when was the mail sent!
So I go, and precisely that is the day it is registered in the national mail, and after that, only 2 days pass maximun until I get the package. In this cases it helps that I compare previous orders in the time they take
By Sander
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Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#182795
Leathal_Traps wrote:How dare you >:D. lol, I am always thinking about them, and I keep track of every day, always checking the tracking number of the order if it had one.
I can imagine, i stake out at the mailbox when i expect packages :lol:
By Leathal_Traps
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Joined:  Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:27 am
#182844
LOL me too. Right now I am waiting for 5 plants, and I was expecting the venus flytrap to arrive, and when I saw it wasn't there I screamed as loud as I could, I was SO mad.
By coline
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Joined:  Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:57 pm
#182864
Lol, that happened to me when I was expecting a package with VFTs inside... all the other packages came except that one!!! gladly they came ok, and the rest of the plants and seeds
By coline
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Joined:  Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:57 pm
#185429
coline wrote:Precisely, they do flower a lot, I normally have flowers all year long with all my sundews, and none at all with VFT, filiformis nor sarracenia.

Of course, if you get them going we could do some trading
Shhhhhh... they are alive... the last ones I had were placed in between big pots of other drosera, and have not being fed at all during this time, expecting it would help.
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