D. Spat 'babies' ??

paradoxaMay 20, 2010

so i bought a D.Spat. lovely, yes?

any-who, I've had it since roughly march and have been forced to re-pot it twice. it's still thriving, extremely so. on top of that, every time i do (after letting it return to happy, beading status) i notice brand new miniature leaflets forming underneath the big ones, a tiny guy. the first time, i moved and removed the little one from the bottom, planted it off to the side and it flourished. then there were more. I've repeated this, and now have three. and there are still MORE tiny tiny tiny leaflets forming. is this "self cloning" a normal behavior???


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Very normal. They do what is called "clumping". My very first D. spatulata was quite prolific. I just coaxed plantlets from the perimeter and placed in new pots.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 8:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I just bought and received a big clump off of ebay. I had 2 small ones already (One about to bloom!) and wanted more. I took some leaf cuttings off on one of my small ones to try to start some more.

In the mean time my Sarrs. are starting to take off!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 7:52PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Sarracenia Barba brown tips
I bought a Sarracenia Barba earlier this year and it...
Dang whitefly infestation on pitcher plants
Hello dearies, I was wondering if anyone had a good...
Help with Southern Purple Pitcher Plant
Hello. I need some advice about growing and caring...
WANTED: wanted pitcher plant
Hi all Im looking for pitcher plants or cuttings for...
Venus Fly Trap Germination Chambers
Yesterday I set up four little pots that are covered...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™