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    Mystery Pot of Dews

    Purchased this mystery pot of sundews from a nursery that was unfamiliar with them, keeping them in shaded corners and advising me to avoid direct sunlight. I know the majority of the pot is either D. Filiformis or D. Tracyi (How do you tell the difference? Or is it possible at their size?) but there's two other sundews that I'm unfamiliar with. As for the D. Filiformis, since they're currently in dormancy (I assume from the hibernacula) would now be a bad time to move everyone into their own pot? I'm hoping they'll color up nicely once I move them into 8+ hours of sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summit View Post

    I know the majority of the pot is either D. Filiformis or D. Tracyi (How do you tell the difference?

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    D. tracyi has no red in the glands It's a green plant
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    D. tracyi has no red in the glands It's a green plant
    Awesome thanks for the info, now I've read there's two species of D. Filiformis. The Florida Giant and The Florida All Red... any ideas?
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    These look like typical D.filiformis var. filiformis. I also see D.intermedia and what appears to be D.capillaris in there.

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    When you speak about divisions in the D. filiformis group there is some disagreement but the two Florida plants you mention are considered forms of the species D. filiformis. I believe I see a Drosera rotundifolia in that last photo as well. That is quite a nice collection in one purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    When you speak about divisions in the D. filiformis group there is some disagreement but the two Florida plants you mention are considered forms of the species D. filiformis.
    So they're like a 'sub' species of them?

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    I believe I see a Drosera rotundifolia in that last photo as well.
    I would have guessed it was a D.intermedia as well.

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    That is quite a nice collection in one purchase.
    Thanks! I recall only being able to find D. Filiformis for about $10 a plant and I have about six for $15... It's the only nursery that sells CP in my area of SF I could find. They told me they usually carry Pings and a wider selection of Dews but apparently they sell well. Here are some of their Sarras and Neps labeled as 'Alata', I couldn't pass on the Neps, for the price it was a huge plant. But after some research I've come to the conclusion that it's not a true Alata and some form of Alata hybrid.



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    Thats. N. Ventrata, a common plant bandied about as alata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summit View Post
    But after some research I've come to the conclusion that it's not a true Alata and some form of Alata hybrid.
    It's probably the commonly TC'ed garden center clone(s?) of N. x "ventrata", although whether or not it's truly the hybrid N. ventricosa x alata or something like ventricosa x graciliflora is still up for debate...I rather doubt it though.
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