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By andynorth
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Am I correct that I read somewhere (not sure if on this forum or just another growing site) that it is possible to propagate some Drosera species from the flower stalk? I just received some test tubes and if it is possible I want to put some in the test tubes and some in wet lfsm to see which, if either do better.
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I cut the Drosera flower stalk when it is about two inches tall. I pop it into a water filled test tube under lights and they usually start producing visible buds in about 30 days. This is a great process for those species that would normally need two genetically distinct specimens to produce viable seed.
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I cut the Drosera flower stalk when it is about two inches tall. I pop it into a water filled test tube under lights and they usually start producing visible buds in about 30 days. This is a great process for those species that would normally need two genetically distinct specimens to produce viable seed. I just potted up some D. binata "Multifida Extrema" that I propagated from flower stalk cuttings.
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Its really simple just put the stalks in water give it light and it will happen. younger more tender stalks will pop faster.


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By andynorth
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Great. Thanks all. So is it any quicker than using LFSM or live moss? Also, about what temp should I keep my grow tent at? Being in glass I know the water will get warmer and do not want to boil them. I have several stalks in test tubes now. They were a bit taller than a few inches but what the heck, giving it a shot.
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