Re: drosera

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Thu, 19 May 1994 09:25:21 -0700

>>I was just looking over a Drosera rotundifolia that i have and noticed that
>>there are two very small plants forming in the pot. This plant has flowerd on
>>three stems so far in the past two months and is producing a fourth flower
>>stem. None of the seed seems to have gone anywhere. My question is where did
>>these plants come from? There hasn't been any leaves that have come off and
>>so they have not started that way. Is D. rotun. tuberous?

It's most likely that this plant is a leaf bud plantlet. As older leaves
touch the soil it's not uncommon for them to bud one or more plantlets.
Leaf budding is commonly used to reproduce drosera.