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    I have a double potted graminifolia that since being moved to under floro lights for a few months has *really* taken off. I was curious, how does one propagate these plants? Do they often flower and produce seeds? Are they self polinating? Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CPsInAtl @ Oct. 14 2006,7:31)]I have a double potted graminfolia that since being moved to under floro lights for a few months has *really* taken off. I was curious, how does one propagate these plants? Do they often flower and produce seeds? Are they self polinating? Thanks for the info!
    When I was growing that species, I found it simple and easy to propagate the same as Drosera filiformis, by floating short segments of the leaves (1-2 inches long) in containers of water, until small plantlets with roots had formed, then planting them out into pots of media.

    BTW, the species is actually spelled, Drosera graminifolia.



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    Thanks for the info. I may take a leaf cutting today and try it. I tried the floating leaf trick with capensis once and didn't have any luck. Perhaps this plant will be more cooperative.
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    Hello,

    i have not had luck propagating this species by any means. I only once got a small bud on a leaf, that rotted as soon as i potted it. Root cuttings also didn't work. I would really like to have some more of these plants, but i seem to be unable to propagate it. Does anyone know if it is at least self-fertile, in case i will ever get it to flower?

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    Hi Christian,

    I had the same results as you with budding the leaves. I got several buds, but they refused to strike roots. Maybe rooting hormone would help.

    Plants flowered for me, but didn't set seeds despite multiple attempts with hand pollinating the flowers.
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    There are some clones of this plant that are self-fertile. I have plants that came from a batch of seed from one such plant. So if I ever get flowers there is a chance the trait will have carried through.
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