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    Question My drosera capensis is growing a new...root? Should I do something with it?

    Hello All!

    I've had my sundew for a few years and it's seemed pretty happy. Perhaps a bit tall, but grows flower stalks yearly or more and actually has two this year. It once had a flower that turned into a tiny sundew, but the poor little squirt didn't make it. Anyway, now it's growing what I'm guessing is a root. As my drosera is on the taller side I'm not sure if I should just let it do its thing, or would it be better to somehow get the root closer to its potting medium? Any wisdom on this would be much appreciated! I want my dew happy and thriving.

    Thanks,

    Zuzka

    Hmmm. I've been trying to add a photo, but keep getting an error message. The root is a pink, potato-like, two centimeter long and roughly 4mm wide thing that has branched.

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    You don't need to do anything with the roots that a capensis makes along its stem. They're fine on their own. If you feel like it you can cut the root and use it to propagate a new plant.

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    Thank you so much! Hmmm, I like this propagation idea. I will look further into that.

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