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Thread: Drosophyllum lusitanicum finally flowering

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    Nice job. Getting mine to flowering stage is one of my goals.
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    Thanks for the comments.

    It has taken the plant just about 2 and a half years to finally flower for me.
    I grow this plant in full sun outside spring to fall. Then in the winter I bring it inside to the windowsill.
    It is planted in a 8" plastic pot. The soil is equal parts perlite, play sand, and vermiculite. It gets watered twice a week, sparingly.



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    I've noticed that the Drosophyllum lusitanicum is similar to Drosera flowers that only stay open a few hours for a day.
    Here's the best shot I have of a flower so far.



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    nice! id be interested in some seeds as soon as you get some
    Alex
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    same here!

    How much flowers are on it?
    I heard that you should keep them much drier after they flower, is that true?

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    On the stalk there is 16 flowers.
    As for keeping them drier, I think I've read that somewhere. I'm still watering the plant the same as I always have.


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    how's that?

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    If you are there when the plant is flowering, take a toothpick and tickle the anthers and stigma. You will get a much larger production of seeds in those pods.
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    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


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