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Hey guys! I have a drosera question and you guys have always been cool to me ever since I bought my first nep truncata from you. So here it goes: a while ago I purchased a drosera binata multifida. It's super healthy but is only producing the typical fork. I'm sure you're thinking it's probably a typical binata then, but it has a few old leaves that are the four forked type. So it is for sure the multifida. It's put out at least 30-40 new leaves all typical. I'm just curious when or how to get the multifida leaves to grow. Thanks a lot, you guys are awesome!!!

Hi Alex,

Send me a photo of your plant.  I curious what it currently looks like.  All of our D. binata var. multifida are propagated by root cuttings, so they are clones and should be exactly the same.  The plant should be very red, and as the plant ages the leaves get bigger, and have more forks, up to 32 forks on a leaf.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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