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    D. capensis 'Giant' getting freakin' huge

    Just wanted to share a pic of my D. capensis "Giant" that I guess is still a baby? Nonetheless, it's freakin' huge, and I had to move it down to my Nepenthes shelf. Hopefully it's still getting enough light.



    What's funny is that it's pretty much as big as a full-grown normal D. capensis.

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    Wow that thing was tiny when I sent it to you.

    Mine died back when I stuck it in full sun lmao. It's coming back though.

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    Lol it ate like two huge house flies. I might have to force this sucker to go into dormancy so I have room in winter, even though they don't go dormant....

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    when my D. 'Albino' (whatever you want to call it...capensis alba...) got too big i binned the plant and took some roots and i have 3 plants from that. besides... you can distribute the roots if you were to do that,
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    Holy cow!
    What a healthy looking capensis. Do you do anything special to get it looking good? Maybe catching horse-flies or giant beetles for a snack.

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    Nice lookin' plant! Didn't know there was such a things as a "Giant" Capensis. Looks like there is though.
    I love Capes! Another overlooked plant cause of it's widespread availability but I still say it's one of the best of the Dews...

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    Thanks.

    Heh, yeah it's eaten two house flies so far, plus I'm sure some other stuff. I think just the fact that I gave it a large pot is what made it grow so big so fast.

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    Could you post a picture with a ruler near the longest of the dewy leaves? I want to see how mine compares (I don't have a giant I don't think, I just have some seed from someone on here). But, mine last night ate a big bug, looks maybe like a male lightning bug. I thought it was too big and that it'd just mutilate the goo. I tried to pull it off but it grabed the leaf tight, so I decided to do it later when it let go. Well, an hour later I looked and it was held fast. 3 of the legs and an antennae were stuck. This morning I checked again and every hair on that leaf is holding the bug (but only about half is actually touching the bug, the other half are all stuck together holding 3 legs in one place). It is too low, I was trying to bend another leaf to hold it but the others are all long so that didn't work ;-)

    I love D. Capensis, the stuff is impossible to kill. Trust me, I can kill a CP no problem. I went about 2 weeks without watering because I had run out of distilled water and lost 3 of my kinds of sundews, now I have only capensis. I have them indoors but I also have some other plants so I have gnats in the soil. Well, I have many FEWER gnats now that my drosera is flourishing again ;-) I have had two flowers, right now another of the plants is putting up the flower stalk.

    What is sad about my story though is out of the two flower sets I had I had a ton of seed, I planted them and so far have only had two plants come up. There were gnats in the peat though, I wonder if maybe they ate the seeds? I don't really know, all I know is not a lot have sprouted yet. I am trying to get several square feet of capensis though. I need to expand my drosera repetoire though.

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