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Thread: D. spatulata as an annual

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    Every morning i look over at my little clump of Drosera spatulata, planning and scheming about it. What I was thinking about trying is in the spring once the temp gets above 50 deg or so, repot the clump in a bigger pot, and take a plant and put it outside with my VFTs here in Atlanta. I have a couple questions about that idea.

    1) Can they, like D. capensis, take the freeze by coming back from roots in the spring
    2) Can they mature fast enough outside to grow from seed to flower before winter hits and the plants die?

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    I find D. spatulata can reach maturity within about 6 months. Some varieties such some of the New Zealand types, actually normally go dormant. I also seen D. spatulata 'Kansai' return from it's roots after dying back in winter.




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    I agree with CPKhoas, I also did the same experience (growing them outdoor) and succeed with some from australia.
    my D. spatulata 'Kansai' (also D. x tokaiensis I think) make me enouth seeds for next year's grow...but they still hold on

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