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By sunnytrap
Posts:  18
Joined:  Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:29 am
#160656
hi my alice sundew is flowering the stem is about 20cm high! the stem is getting a bit heavy and leaning over slightly and has a few buds at the top, how long do they take to flower? ive got 3 alice's in 1 pot from littleshopofhorrors.com and only the smallest one is producing dew is this normal or are the rest ill?
i guess the main question is how long will the flower stem take to flower flower?
By Sander
Posts:  1226
Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#160667
Well, i can only answer a part, the flowering plant might look in a "worse" condition because of the flowering, this drains a lot of energy from the plant. and if they are given the same conditions, then it is quite odd.

How long have u had them? Were they shipped bare-rooted?
By chtripp
Posts:  242
Joined:  Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:43 pm
#160674
Actually flowering takes very little energy from a sundew compared to other carnivorous plants.
By sunnytrap
Posts:  18
Joined:  Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:29 am
#160755
i have had the sundews since september and the plant seems alright just the stem might be overweight
By bananaman
Posts:  2059
Joined:  Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 am
#160798
Give it more light if the stem is leaning over.
Also, some sundew flowers only open for a few hours so you might miss them.
If they have petals sticking out a long way, it may have already opened.

Also, they stop making dew if they do not get enough light.

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