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By Lily
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I have what I’d like to think is a sundew not sure which type the seller did not specify I believe it is growing a flower stem of which i know nothing about. Should I cut it off like with the VFT or should I just leave it alone? Is the stem good enough for propagation? Or will it produce seeds? Do I have to do something to make it produce seeds? Please help any info on the subject will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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I have it under a 27w grow light with 16hr of light a day
I have it under a 27w grow light with 16hr of light a day
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I also always have it with this lid on it to keep humidity high is it ok or should I remove it, it seems to like it it produces more dew this way, when I take it off the dew starts to dry
I also always have it with this lid on it to keep humidity high is it ok or should I remove it, it seems to like it it produces more dew this way, when I take it off the dew starts to dry
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By Lily
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Joined:  Sun May 26, 2019 6:25 pm
#337819
By the way I have tried to research the subject on the internet but nothing so far
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By Cross
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#337820
Yeah that is a flower. It skews everything itself. Let it grow, it doesn't harm the plant.

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By Shadowtski
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#337825
I have what I’d like to think is a sundew not sure which type the seller did not specify I believe it is growing a flower stem of which i know nothing about. Should I cut it off like with the VFT or should I just leave it alone? Is the stem good enough for propagation? Or will it produce seeds? Do I have to do something to make it produce seeds? Please help any info on the subject will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Yes, that is a Sundew you have there.

It looks like Drosera aliciae to me but it could possibly be Drosera natalensis or Drosera spatulata.
Here is a site containing numerous CP photos, helpful in ID-ing plants: https://cpphotofinder.com/Drosera.html

It is growing a flower scape which does not sap the energy from the plant as much as a VFT. Keep an eye on the plant and if it goes into a sharp decline, cut the stalk, otherwise, let it be.

This plant should self pollinate and produce seeds without any action from you.

For more information about growing Drosera, check out: http://www.growsundews.com

Matt's grow pages for FlyTraps: http://www.flytrapcare.com also applies to Sundews with the exception that your plant does not require dormancy. It will grow year-round.

Your Carnivore looks reasonably happy.
Based on the Green color, it would appreciate a somewhat higher light level.
It should have Red tentacles with fully adequate light.

Anyways, this is just my 2¢ worth.
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By Adelae
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Joined:  Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:18 am
#337840
More light might also help it make more dew. You'd expect a lack of dew to be from lack of water/humidity, but often it's just that they don't have enough extra light to make all the sugars that make it sticky.
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