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    I received a few D. affinis from Forbes, and was wondering who else was cultivating this species, and how. Also post pics if you have any. There seems to be little to no information out there about this species.
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    You might find this thread to be useful
    http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1582

    and you will find 20 or so links to photos of what the owners call D. affinis at
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/Drosera.html

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    Hi,

    Drosera affinis is an easy to grow species. In winter, it likes it a bit warmer than other african Drosera (remember this plant comes from Namibia, which is a bit more to the north than south-africa). I am cultivating this plant since 2004 and had no trouble with them so far, except, that my plants have not yet flowered. Last year i was happy to get some seeds of this species. They have germinated as good as most of the other easy south-african Drosera.

    Btw, it can easily propagated by leaf cuttings.

    Christian

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    Hey Zak, does your D. affinis from Forbes look anything like this


    That plant came from him, and it doesn't look anything like other D. affinis pictures I've seen. So I don't know about this guy "Forbes"... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    hate to tell ya peter but thats not D. affinis [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] . google for the picture
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    The properites of the pic say affinis, don't they...? But the tag in the pot says "snyderi", which looks plausible.

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    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]hate to tell ya peter but thats not D. affinis
    Yep, thats why I wrote what I did below the picture [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Joe, what you mentioned is just an example of Forbes' great record keeping; he got the plant from Ivan Snyder. It could well be that somewhere in the propagation process there was a label mix-up. I'll have to ask Ivan next meeting.

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    Hi,

    Most likely there are more wrong ided Drosera affinins, than the true one. True affinis looks nothing like the plant in the picture above (which looks like a Drosera spatulata to me). Here is an older picture of one of my plants:


    Drosera affinis

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