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Thread: outside Drosera capensis?

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    The Lord Of Darkness And KingOfManhood :P:P
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    Drosera capensis would survive a Nuclear Attack from Iran!!
    It would livee aslong as u give it life giving water thats 4 sure
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-05-2007 at 05:43 AM. Reason: Correction of scientific name

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    I have a friend who grew his outdoors in a bog where it experienced 4 freezes. He brought the bog in a greenhouse set to a low of 40F where it continues to survive.

    I think it survived the freezes because the bog was radiating some of the heat it had stored during the day and the plant was protected by the cover of other plants--so while there was a light frost on the periphery of the bog, there was none in the center (where the plant was). So it may not have actually experienced a true frost.

    But D.capensis can definitely take temperatures lower than most people would think.

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    It was the heat I was most worried about. It get very humid here and the winters, as I mentioned, are usually very mild.

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    Sorry, I misread.

    Heat shouldn't be a problem either. I've never lost a capensis to heat. They are very tough plants.

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    Cool
    (from the sound of things, I'll be cursing the toughness of this plant in a few years ...)

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    More like in a few months! But you can give them away to friends (or enemies!)

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    the friends idea occured to me...good way to bring up my new hobby:

    "yea, I'm into carnivorous plants now...want one?"


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    Seriously, when I worked at a lab in PA, I gave starter cp's away to ~10 co-workers. Not that any of them are still into it, but hey, ya never know.

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