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    Flowers?

    My Drosera spatulata that I bought has now been in my possession for about a month. When I purchased it from my local nursery, it already had a wilted flower stalk, which I would assume will impact its future health. Now, after two weeks of my (hopefully) wonderful care, it's beginning to produce a second flower stalk. I would presume that it's already weak from being cultivated in a nursery and flowering, but the flower stalk looked really old.
    The burning question here is: Should I let it flower again?

    EDIT: Actually, now it's making a third flower stalk.
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    Sure. Flowering doesn't affect most drosera like it can with other species. Spatulata flowers quite often.

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    Um, my sundew's going to flower in a few days. Does anyone have last-minute advice?

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    Do what you wish with the stalk. I personally don't find a reason to keep Drosera flowers as I never catch them open, so I cut them. Letting sundews flower (or not) will not cause damage to the plant. If you do let it flower, you could get seeds from the plant. 8)

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    I've heard that Drosera spatulata is practically a weed to carnivorous plant growers, since it flowers often, makes a lot of blooms per flowering, makes a lot of seeds per flower, and the seeds germinate easily. If that's true, I'm soon going to have lots of little stickies to take care of!

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    Mine sends up 4 stalks at a time with no ill affect.

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    Flower question: Is the stalk supposed to V into two stalks with buds on the ends toward the top? 'Cause that's what mine's doing.

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    Sounds like what mine do all the time. the flower stalks will split, then two will form with the buds further up. It's perfectly normal.
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