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    Clipping an Annual's flower

    Is there any good reason to clip an inflorescence of an annual sundew? I'm referring to Drosera indica I have in a greenhouse, they have been doing marvelous and aren't quite huge yet, I'm wondering if I should clip their tiny flowers now?

    The plants feed fairly regularly on the insects of the greenhouse and are 5-6 inches in height.
    The temperatures are around 50-60 at night and 80-100 during the day.

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    I don't see why you would clip it. If they are fed well at that size the flowers should develop very well.

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    Not to mention the fact that since it's an annual, it might die even if you chop off the flowers. If that happens, you might extend its life a little by cutting the blooms, but not for too long. Annuals also tend to make a lot of seeds, and if it regularly is feeding, it should grow its flowers well.

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    i clip flowers on some dews so that the seeds do not end up in every other pot ,

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