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    Seeing that my d.capensis is about 2 inch tall, I reckoned that it should be exposed to sunlight. So, I placed it at my east-facing window. Now, guess what?

    The newer leaves are smaller and are pale yellowish green!!! What's going on? I've got no idea but it was fine under florescent lights for the past 3-4 months. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I didn't know anyone from singapore still grew D.capensis, I thought it was hard to grow and nobody bothered to spend time growing a plant that was suited for other climate (not singaporean climate for sure). Can anyone recommend a suitable soil mix...I just recieved some seeds from abroad and getting scared because of all the talk that D.cap won't grow well in singapore.

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    This is an old photo. It's even better looking now...until I left it to receive some sunlight...



    Never mind if it's destined to be in a terrarium...as long as it grows well. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    My cap often looks like this after flowering or if it's in shock. I suppose it's cooler due to draft or temps outside the terrarium. Give it some time to recover - maybe two months or so unless it goes downhill too quickly. Meanwhile, it might be a good idea to take some leaf cuttings so you don't lose the plant entirely! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    My three D. caps are still languishing, but are too stubborn to die [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

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    Mine did flourish for a while, but still died in the end. I suspect it's becos towards the end of their tiny lives, I had neglected to bring them into the aircon room every night, thereby leading to their eventual death.

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    Cindy, if you take a quick look at the post I introduced, called, D. capensis - a forgiving plant? (or something to that effect), in the Drosera Forum, I mentioned that I took my perfectly contented capensis from home to work and nearly killed it. Of course it was only a 6 minute drive to work but it was also 15 degrees outside - and not much warmer in the car. By lunchtime most of its leaves withered. I then put it in a glorified terrarium set up, with a bunch of other CP's - and waited. a few days later a new leaf appeared. Then another... and then another. Within a few weeks it looked like two completely different plants, one on top of the other. Now, several weeks after that, it looks healthy - better than it did when I bought it. From other posts of similar experiences with other CP's, it seems you take your chances when you move a CP, particularly when it results in a significant change in temperature and / or humidity.

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