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Thread: outside Drosera capensis?

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    outside Drosera capensis?

    Quick(and possibly stupid) question,
    Is it possible to grow a cape sundew outside? Everything I read tells me it's a windowsill/terrarium/greenhouse plant. Just curious...
    note: I do live in mild-wintered, magma-hot-summered houston

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    Well in warmer climates this can become rather invasive, frankly. If you have suitable conditions (they have been known to survive frezes) there is frankly no reason why you cant try it atleast once.
    that makes no logic

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    Mine have survived temps from 25f-100f here in Georgia.I grow them outside year round.



    Jerry

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    It may just be shock from moving them, but I noticed that they died down and grew all deformed during the middle of summer here. They picked back up as soon as the weather cooled a little though.

    You could always give it a try, they're really tough.

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    Being in Houston, you can probably grow them outside all year round. Just be cognizant of the occasional cold snaps. Your climate is very similar to that of Cool85k5 (Jerry). Also be careful not to move a plant that is radically different from the current temp and humidity.

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    Right, thanks for the tips everybody...

    Looks like I'm just gonna have to experiment a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by growergray View Post
    Right, thanks for the tips everybody...

    Looks like I'm just gonna have to experiment a bit.
    It's the only way to learn something!

    xvart.
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    Somebody say experiment?

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