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    Last year I was given seeds of both, from different sources and both sets germinated. The filiformis is rust colored and the capesnsis does look redder than my Albino form, but not much redder than pictures of typical that I have seen. Does anybody have pictures of the red forms to compare? Is there something about F2 that dilutes what might have been originally more red?

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    I don't think that D. capensis seed is true to the parent. My seed from my albinos made more typical looking plants then albinos. I know it wasn't a mix up, cause the flower on my typical right now is the first time it has flowered for me. From what I can tell I only got 3 albinos from seed compared to to many typicals to count.
    Red's could be the same.
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    The red capensis responds to bright intense light. I have several red capensis that were almost purple when I received them, but after a while in my rather dim greenhouse, they became almost green.

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    Thanks, Bob. Mine, a windowsill plant, isn't nearly as vibrant as the one pictured. Is there a filiformis picture available?

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    I received a red capensis a while back and it was growing in my big terrarium under 80 watts of cool white light. It grew fine but stayed a dark green color. I recently moved it to one of my brighter terrariums and it seems to be putting up red leaves. I'll try to post a picture tonight.

    Apparently this form only gets red when given the proper amount of intense light.

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    Here are my D. capensis and D. filiformis red plants.

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    Thanks for the pics! Is rust colored (which was mine) the appropriate color for filiformis?

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    Well, here's a pic of my plant which is what I think might be D. capensis 'Red'.



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