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    Colder temps and wetter go with the gemmae production.

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    The typical life cycle for pygmy Drosera in the wild is:

    Late spring - flowers
    Dormant in the hot dry summer - dying down to a stipule bud
    Fall as temperatures drop and rains start - break dormancy and produce gemmae
    Winter through spring - leaf growth

    A few species that grow in regions with cooler wetter summers don't produce the stipule bud.

    In cultivation they usually do not die down to the bud as few people provide them with the hot dry conditions though they seem to do fine.

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    Those are new leaves that haven't unfurled yet. The gemmae will be very small and look similar to tiny fish scales in size and shape. The gemmae in the center will be green and the older ones on the outside will be a red/burgundy color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    The typical life cycle for pygmy Drosera in the wild is:

    Late spring - flowers
    Dormant in the hot dry summer - dying down to a stipule bud
    Fall as temperatures drop and rains start - break dormancy and produce gemmae
    Winter through spring - leaf growth

    A few species that grow in regions with cooler wetter summers don't produce the stipule bud.

    In cultivation they usually do not die down to the bud as few people provide them with the hot dry conditions though they seem to do fine.
    Oh no! Mine are simultaneously flowering and producing gemmae... They must be sickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post
    Oh no! Mine are simultaneously flowering and producing gemmae... They must be sickly.

    "The typical life cycle for pygmy Drosera in the wild is
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    Look closely - the flowering plants are not producing gemmae.

    And horrors! The ones producing gemmae have leaves - they didn't die down to stipule buds either.

    These plants are in cultivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post
    Oh no! Mine are simultaneously flowering and producing gemmae... They must be sickly.
    LOL, Good one! As Not a Number pointed out, your's aren't growing in the wild so it's not unusual for the plants to be a bit mixed up. You can see that in my pic above. Some plants have gemmae, some don't, and one is flowering (the white blurry thing in the upper right corner of the pic). Your plants look fine to me.
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