Re: Re: problem with a Drosera rotundifolia?

dave evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Thu, 27 Apr 95 22:16 EDT

> Hello,
> It was mentioned, and shown in my cp book, that the D. rotundifolia is
> in a tight rosette that hugs the ground. The plant I bought is in a 2 1/2-3"
> pot and the round, flat sticky pads are on long thin stems, many of which are
> upright to 45 degrees from the base and not closesly packed. Many new shoots
> are emerging from the center in an upright fashion to a lenght of 2" high
> before opening the pads. Is this plant another type of Drosera that was just
> classified under rotundifolia or is this lengthy growth due to insufficient
> light from the grower and indoor general nursery(which has just opened and
> unpacking things) which I bought it from? The company that the nursery bought
> it from on the label is Gubber.
> Thankyou
> Edward Bennett

If your plant has not been getting enough light it will be
green. It sounds like D. intermedia, however. This plant has the
same care requirements, but when I see them in the "wild" they
grow in clumps are in wetter, mucky and brighter spots w/ D.
filiformis, while the D. rotundafolia are singular higher up
away from the water and shaded by trees or shrubs. I grow all
three side by side and D. intermedia has much more red on the
petioles and in general than D. rotundafolia. I hope this helps.

Dave Evans