Re: Drosera flower spikes

Andreas Wistuba (
05 Jan 1995 22:44:00 +0200

>...which grow vertically from the center of
> the rosette. D.aliciae is doing something
> totally different. As the spike grows, it
> unrolls horizontally along the top most layer
> of leaves until it reaches the outer edge
> of the rosette and then it straightens up
> and grows vertically until it reaches maximum
> height (about 4 inches for mine).

That s the way they do ;-)

> I
> thought this was accidental when the first
> spike was produced but I have a second one
> which has done the exact same thing.

It s definitely the usual behaviour of D. aliciae and others. Nothing to
worry about.


Andreas Wistuba
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