Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Drosera burmannii gets a haircut

My Drosera burmannii from Humpty Doo, NT, Australia have been blooming like crazy since late May, and I've only harvested a couple stalks. Things were looking overwhelming in there.

Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo
Those flower stalks are just asking for trouble.
Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo
Look how far over it's reaching!
The worst part is that as the seed ripened and the stalks went horizontal I kept bumping them and doubtless spread D. burmannii seed into all sorts of fun places. We'll see in the next couple months.

I started my trim up high, so I could remove the seedpods gently and hopefully not spill everywhere.

Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo and friends.
I really like this section of my collection.
Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo
They're missing the tops!
While that took care of the weed danger, I also wanted to make the plants look nice, so I cut down a lot closer.

Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo
Such cuties!
Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo
They're bouncing back! That one in the center was looking iffy for a while.
As you can see, my one-time competition pot is looking pretty tired after a season of heavy blooming. Still though, they've started bouncing back. Since I'm going to be trimming new flower stalks and feeding well they should get healthy again pretty shortly. Also I might go in there and trim those flower stalks even closer to the plant so the leaves can lay more flat and look nicer.

Now what am I going to do with all of this?

Drosera burmannii Humpty Doo seed.
Way too much seed.
Gotta keep propagating.


  1. are you going to put that seeds on sale? thanks

    1. It already is on sale! Check the Sales and Trades page.