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Does this look like a Sundew sprouting or am I too hopeful?

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Hello there, I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if this looks like a sundew coming up? I have planted 1. Drosera Binata, 2. Drosera Peltata ssp Auriculata, 3. Drosera Peltata ssp Peltata and 4. Utricularia dichotoma, I didn't label the pots as I just had them set apart and was remembering where they were but my housemate moved them when cleaning so now I am unsure which variety it is. I have identified the bottom plant as most likely being khaki weed, but the softer green one doesn't look like a weed that grows here and was kind of hopeful it might be a sundew coming up. I will use labels in future to make it easier for identification, sorry and thank you for your time!


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bluemax

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'Sorry to say, that doesn't appear to be a sundew. I have not grown utricularia from seeds so I don't know about those. Sundews can easily take up to 2 months to sprout, or more, so keep the faith! Look for tiny, glistening drops of dew just barely above the soil surface. Good luck!
 
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Thank you for your reply, I was thinking its a bit early for them to come up as it has only been just over a month, I think I just got too excited lol. Oh ok thank you I did not realise that they will have their small dewy drops as they grow, I will use that as an indicator for any more I might see coming up. Thanks again bluemax!
 
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Seeds are almost never produced by U. dichotoma and would even less commonly be sold, and D. peltata has no subspecies; auriculata, peltata, hookeri etc. are different species and have very different looking seeds generally; auriculata not dissimilar to binata seeds, peltata and the others small rounded seeds. Any place selling seeds under such old names I would be suspect of. The vast majority of carnivorous plants too, start producing trap mechanisms on their very first true leaves, be that tentacles, pitchers, bladders, etc.
 
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