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    Capensis Trees!?

    Lets start off with some of my pictures of my drosera bog...

    Pretty innocent,... right?

    d.capensis alba in sun by billychendra, on Flickr

    WRONG.,

    Underneath, it's a battle for survival: or as Darwin stated, survival of the fittest.


    rooted bog by billychendra, on Flickr


    rooted bog2 by billychendra, on Flickr


    Roots, roots and more roots, The plants on the surface are FIGHTING for survival through the many plants... and several of them have adapted into 'Capensis Trees'.

    See the inch or two of black 'bark' there?

    the 'bark' by billychendra, on Flickr

    It's like it's walking:

    treehouse drosera! by billychendra, on Flickr

    Here's my finger for reference, now look down at yours and tell me, that these Capensis are not trying to survive and outlive their opponents.

    treehouse drosera with finger for referance by billychendra, on Flickr

    Even the lone Utric has to survive.

    utric in the masses by billychendra, on Flickr

    Heh, this is all my thoughts but I was just wondering if it was the buildup of dead material that cause capensis to do this, or if it's something else. I remember a year or two ago, there was discussion for 'Capensis Tree's and I just wanted to bring this back. It's surprising but these plants will be turning 2 years old in a month or two.

    EDIT: Here are the little monsters before becoming invasive. Man, they WERE cute..
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    well, technically, "survival of the fittest" isnt about only the strongest surviving....it's about who get's to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation....aka, you might be strong, but you are sterile = you are not fit. hahahaha. but dang that's a LOT of D. capensis!
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    I dare you to chop all those roots into root cuttings and see how many plants you can make.
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    Wait a second..... I thought you guys can't grow capensis in Singapore....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Wait a second..... I thought you guys can't grow capensis in Singapore....
    I'm in southern california. o.O'

    @wolfn: i might make a root giveaway? heh, my mom's really conservative about my plants and wont allow me to actually give away plants..

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    What? Your mom wont let you gie away plants? Thats a bit odd dont you think. they are YOURS you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsday View Post
    What? Your mom wont let you gie away plants? Thats a bit odd dont you think. they are YOURS you know
    It's HER money, that allowed me to get MY plants. ^^ Heh, I dislike how most asian people have Confucian ideals..

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    That's a beautiful bush of dews you have there!
    Love the root shots.
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