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    drosera spatulata - flowering, do i need to do anything?

    Is it wishful thinking to believe the seeds would just drop into the soil and I'd get new spatulatas?


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    Not at all. Self-compatible, self-pollinating although you might improve seed yield if you go in there with a small watercolor paintbrush and play busy bee.

    I'd recommend reseeding the pot as (at least for me) D. spatulata grow like annual or biennial plants. Since you have multiple plants and multiple flowers you may want to experiment and clip off the flower stalks on one of the plants and see if there is any difference in longevity between plants.
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    I'll prob take one of my sister small make up brush and play busy bee, can't wait

    what does reseeding the pot mean? I just got this plant I paid for one and I honestly can't tell how many plants I got. I think it looks like three.

    I"ll def take your suggestion and cut off a slower stalk to see if it makes a difference.

    thank you so much !!!! ^_^

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    Reseeding the pot simply means sowing the seeds that result from the flowers on the soil of the pot to get new plants growing. D. spatulata tends to be extremely prolific with seed count, and there are certainly a lot of varieties that seem to conk out after flowering. I have at least one, however, that never stops flowering and never stops growing, ever.
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    thanks will start reading more on sowing seeds and expecting lots of spatulatas

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    I would feed it a bit more often.
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    you mean with bugs? why?

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    Well fed plants flower more often, produce better seed sets, crap out less after flowering.
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