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Thread: Drosera capensis

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    I have a cape sundew that will not flower. I've had it for about 8 yrs when I received it as a stowaway with another plant. It's a beautiful "typical" that has produced many off shoots from the roots, I have about 12 plants all growing together now. I keep it in a "natural" terrarium (no pots), with a soil of peat/sand mix. With it I grow D. spatulata (which never seems to stop blooming), D. adelae ( which also bloomes) and Pinguicula primuliflora that blooms every spring. I figure somehow I received a variant that doesn't bloom ( maybe a new cultivar 'non-blooming' HA!HA!). Has anyone else come across this phenomenon? You always hear they can be just like weeds.Thanks Jack
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    a non blooming capensis? I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    first guess, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh im not sure, never heard of one not blooming before
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    How long do you leave the lights on?
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    "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

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    Maybe try different conditions, like at a SW window sill, as a pot sittting in plastic container of water.

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    I have taken cuttings and tried different conditions and still no flowers.
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    mine is outside and now has a big flower stalk on it. the plant itself isnt very big probably 4-5in when the leaves on opposite sides are pulled. mine came in as a TINY 2 leaved volunteer and grew from that to now in almost 8 months
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    How deep is your pot? My capensis seem to develop much more slowly in shallow containers. Bright light seems to help too - maybe you could try your plants outside for a while.
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    I would try the new conditions and then leave them where they are so they can adjust. I have found that many plants shipped to me don't flower that year but after a few seasons of stability, they will do so - especially pings & utrics.

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