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    Hi,

    I would like to know who is cultivating this species (not spatulata, that is very often spread under this name) and in what conditions you are growing them. I'm even more interestet to know how D. communis can be multiplied. Do leaf- and/or rootcuttings work ? Is it self-fertile ?

    I'm cultivating one, i got with the following name : Drosera communis 'robust scapes, Amorinópolis, Goiás state, Brasil'

    Thanks in advance,
    Christian

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    Hi,

    I have grown the form from Jacaraci (Bahia State) for a couple of years. I had one plant send up a flower stalk some time ago. For unknown reasons the flowers never opened completely, so I didn't expect any seed. I was quite surprised when seed was produced even though it was pure luck that I test sowed them as they looked small and dried up. To conclude; this species is certainly self-fertile.

    I've had plantlets appear after some sloppy transplanting which must have left pieces of roots in the old pot

    I haven't tried leaf cuttings, but I wouldn't be surprised if that would work too.

    Regards,

    Christer

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    I sowed some Drosera communis from Biritiba-Ussu last November, but have had no germination. I sure would like to grow this species, reproduce it and get the seed around to others. Finding viable seed is a real quest it seems!
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    Hi,

    Thanks for your answer. I'm quite confident to have some plants spare in about half a year. My plants are responding well to the conditions i grow them in.

    christian

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    Hi Christian,

    I was wondering if you (or anyone) could post a photo of your plants?
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    Hi William,

    Your wish is my command [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


    Drosera communis 'robust scapes Amorinopolis Goias state, Brazil'


    Drosera communis 'robust scapes Amorinopolis Goias state, Brazil'

    I got these plants about 2 months ago. They seem to have acclimated now and start to grow. I have about 10 to 15 of these plants.

    Christian

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    Thank you Christian! Better be careful making those kind of statements though: I have many wishes, LOL!

    Your plants present a very interesting appearance, and thankfully do not look like D. spatulata at all, although they seem different from other forms I have seen in cultivation. Best wishes for success with the plants! I look forward to photographic updates as the plants mature.
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    Don't worry about their strange appearance, since it seems they're still adapting to the new environment. Hopefully they'll soon begin looking less estiolated however...

    Fernando Rivadavia

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