Re: Strange behaviour of Drosophyllum lusitanicum

Brett Lymn (
Thu, 10 Aug 1995 12:55:16 +0930 (CST)

According to Manfred Buerzele:
>I have two quite big Drosophyllum plants, that I have grown from seeds
>in May last year.

Any hints on getting these suckers to sprout? I normally resort to
slicing a hole in the seed and soaking them in water until they sprout
but it is a very hit & miss process for me.

>Each book that I read about Drosophyllum states that they usually bloom
>from the second year on.

All the drosophyllums I have ever had last about 2 years. They
flower, set seed and shortly after the seed is mature they die - I
don't seem to be able to stop this happening.

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