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    Drosera filiformis help!!

    I have a Drosera filiformis which I bought as it was forming its hibernacula.

    It is now starting to grow again which is good as this is my first Drosera that goes dormant.

    Can I do leaf cuttings on it or is seed the only way to get more of the. I only have one plant. Are the flowers self pollinating or do I need another plant to get seed.

    Thanks.

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    Leaf cuttings is the way to go.

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    Yes, filiformis is generally quite easy to propagate via leaf cuttings. I like to take a new leaf that has just fully uncurled, it seems they work better than older leaves.

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    Ok thanks. It is just coming out of hibernation and has not finished uncurling its first leaf yet. Should I wait until it has a few leaves uncurled?

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    To put it simply: yes. There should always be a few leaves to leave on the plant so it has the strength to deal with one missing leaf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    To put it simply: yes. There should always be a few leaves to leave on the plant so it has the strength to deal with one missing leaf.
    Thank you for your help.

    Mine has longest leaf of about 2 inches. How big should they get. Should I do something to make it bigger?

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    The first few leaves might not be very long, but as the plant gets older the leaves will get longer.
    The mature leaves on my unidentified variety get up to about 7". There are varieties that get much longer than that.
    Last edited by Rocketcaver; 08-12-2012 at 09:43 AM.

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    my Drosera filiformis ,it may be a Florida giant or a hybrid of it, has leaves around 12" long and the flower stalks are twice that

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