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Spatulata clump
Spatulata clump  
I have. Grown this drosera Spatulata for about a year, I grew it indoors in front of a sunny window sill. It grows in pure fibered sphagnum moss. From the Spatulatas I've seen most of them are ground hugging single rosettes that send out smaller plants around the mother plant. But for some reason mine turned into a bush shape that probably has about 20 plants on it, I can't tell which one is the mother plant. I don't know if it is actually a hybrid or if that is just the way it grows.

Hi Jack,

Your plant is a tissue cultured clone, a commonly mass produced plant of this species.  They are sold wholesale in cell plug trays from the TC starts.  Because of the way they were propagated they tend to want to continue clumping for a time.

If you're careful you can separate these into single plants, or smaller clumps and get more plants.

Overall your plants look pretty good, but the could use more light.  This species will turn bright red and very dewy in good sun.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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