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By lstermo
Posts:  2
Joined:  Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:38 am
#349018
Hi there,

I’m a new carnivorous plant owner and just bought a small drosera sundew today, but it wasn’t marked with the specific species on its information card. I’m thinking it might be a drosera afra, but I don’t feel confident enough to say for sure. Would anyone be able to confirm which species it is based off of these photos? It would be greatly appreciated! :D
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By Fly Trap Hunter
Posts:  729
Joined:  Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:56 am
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i dont know enough to say the specific type of d. spatulata. but rim the flower stalk off and stick it in the soil beside the plant and you may get some baby sundews.
letting a sundew flower takes alot of energy from the sundew and can kill it. trim off the stem if you want it to live longer. good luck
By Copper2
Posts:  598
Joined:  Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:02 am
#349032
Fly Trap Hunter wrote: Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:56 pm i dont know enough to say the specific type of d. spatulata. but rim the flower stalk off and stick it in the soil beside the plant and you may get some baby sundews.
letting a sundew flower takes alot of energy from the sundew and can kill it. trim off the stem if you want it to live longer. good luck
Since when? The flower stalk is already decapitated so it won’t produce a bunch of seeds. Even if it did have flowers, Drosera don’t flower themselves to death, sure they shrink slightly, but they only flower if they got the resources
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By Nepenthes0260
Posts:  447
Joined:  Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:59 am
#349060
Looks like a D x 'Tokaiensis' (spathulata x rotundifolia) to me, or a "Tolkien's sundew" as Copper likes to call it lol.

It looks like the flower stalk has already broken, so it wouldn't hurt to trim it off.
By lstermo
Posts:  2
Joined:  Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:38 am
#349176
thanks for all of your helpful replies, i really appreciate it! excited to help the little fella grow as best as possible!

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