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    Quote Originally Posted by vft guy in SJ View Post
    With D. capensis, leaf cuttings are easiest if you use the water method. Simply clip a leaf off the plant, place in a clear glass or jar and fill with pure water. Place the jar with the cuttings under a light source and in a couple weeks you will have sprouts. If the water evaporates just top it off. If it becomes grungy with algae then pour through a strainer and replace the cuttings in fresh water.

    Root cuttings: simply snip off a section of root, and bury 1/2" deep in media of your choice. Sprouts will be visible anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months.. Dont give up on pots of root cuttings.

    One final thing. Put that plant in the window man!!! Sunlight is better than ANY bulb out there and D. capensis LOVES full sun.. you cannot kill it with too much sun. Your plant will grow faster, dewier and bigger in the window than it ever will in the basement.

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    My plant has now pushed out 2 sticky leaves and 3 a growing now.

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    i think i planted them a little too close together... ne3p's Avatar
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    this may not be the right place to ask this question, but does anyone know if the red pigment in sundew plants in anthocyanin?

    and one of my sundew plants has no red colouring (as in the hairs on the leaves are white, and so are the flowers). is this a common variant?

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    Sounds like capensis "alba". It's one of the four varients(broad-leaf, narrow-leaf, red leaf, and alba). It's supposed to be a very attractive varient.

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    yep! the alba variety. it SHOULD be called D. 'Albino' its a registered cultivar. i love mine my favorite plant! ill be experimenting with it this year with keeping it out all year in my Zone 6 weather.
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    It's not really albino... They do have some red in strong light.

    I'm still looking for Bains Kloof. Hint Hint anyone....

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    Bain's Kloof? Is that a variety or just where King's & Capes grow?

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