D. capensis


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Your right, I suspect it’s more about age than anything. Bad wording on my part. I hope I can get my capensis to look like palms one day.

(Left to right, Drosera capensis ‘Alba’,
Drosera capensis ‘Red’,
Drosera capensis ‘Wide leaf’)
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Question. What do you do with Sundews that have skirts? Do you just let them get taller and taller? or do you somehow divide or trim the plants? Is there a limit to how tall they get and just stop growing taller?


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I tend to let my capensis get as tall as they want, I do however remove all of the dead material a couple times a year to make space for the “basal” offshoot that form from the roots and stem.


I ordered some D. capensis seeds from a few places(Willy, Etsy, Ebay). The one off ebay was from a guy in Europe. Wish I could recall where... I think it might have been Greece?

Anyway, I got them last fall, and they were listed as plain old capensis.

The resulting plants are actually an interesting mix of various capensis.

This one was a fairly regular one, but grew quite tall and had a long reach.

There was an 'alba' in the mix (actually a few of them in there)

Then this really really red one!

And this odd duck... Not sure what he is??
Very slow grower..
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