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    My Drosera dichotoma 'Giant' Really Likes to Breed




    So... by my math, I count 12 flower stalks. It doesn't have that many actual leaves. Literally every single time it sends up a leaf it follows with another flower stalk.

    Suggestions? I was trying to trim them back but it seemed to just cause them to grow back faster, and caused the center part of the plant to sprawl out more.

    (That's a 7" pot, I believe.)

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    haha wow
    It looks like the leaves it's about to put out are quite small, which is not surprising. I'm wondering if it will go dormant on you soon. I believe I read that in the wild that the 'Giant' dies down to the roots in the colder months.
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    Nah, the little leaves are a result of all those flower stalks going up, over and over again. When I do trim it they're normal sized.

    I just donno what to do. Is it a mutation? Is it something to do with the grow lights, or the size of the pot? Should I continue to keep trimming them back and hope it gets over it? Maybe it needs devision or something...

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    hmmm... you haven't fertilized it with anything? I know some fertilizers promote flowering, but otherwise I have no idea. Maybe it just got excited.
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    Maybe try pollinating it, it might stimulate it to stop flower production and focus on seeds. also, you could try propagating it by the flower stalks.

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    No fertilizer, and I'm pretty sure most of the stalks have selfed a few times. This isn't new, it's been doing this more or less since I got it a year ago.

    Maybe the Rhizome was damaged when I trimmed off the early stalks or something. It does look like the rhizome has like 4 or 5 growth points...

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