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    Mystery sundew

    I had this Nepenthes growing in my windowsill for several months now. Almost a month ago, I noticed something starting to grow in the same pot. I let it grow and now I see the plant has tentacles.


    It may be a little too early to tell, but does anyone have any idea yet?

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    Is that your ailing N. ventricosa? That might be a bit early, but count the weedier species in your collection. Chances are high for D. capensis, D. burmannii, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Is that your ailing N. ventricosa? That might be a bit early, but count the weedier species in your collection. Chances are high for D. capensis, D. burmannii, etc...

    Yeah, that's the Nepenthes Ventricosa.

    I bought the soil from a carnivorous plant nursery and used it for the Nepenthes. Therefore, it could be any sundew because none of my sundews have flowered yet.
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    Almost certainly capensis. I should know... my plants are infested with them.

    Here's a tip: Put your ventricosa and/or ventrata into a mix of coconut mulch, or something quick draining. I've seen that peat moss usually does more harm than good; it retains too much water. That's from personal experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turkeypig View Post
    Almost certainly capensis. I should know... my plants are infested with them.

    Here's a tip: Put your ventricosa and/or ventrata into a mix of coconut mulch, or something quick draining. I've seen that peat moss usually does more harm than good; it retains too much water. That's from personal experience.
    Cheers and good luck!
    I'll repot it later this year. I don't want to disturb the sundew until it's well established.
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