2 years is longer than it seems! It is even long enough to forget EVERYTHING I once knew about CP and make D. capensis challenging again.
Well okay maybe not everything. I knew it was a "Cape sundew" when I saw the poor neglected little dew sitting in a tray of calcium encrusted tap water in the driest commercial greenhouse I have ever been in, wedged in the back behind a slew of half dead VFT, dried up leuco hybrids and an unknown pitcherless Nep marked simply as "Tropical pitcher plant". I had to rescue the little guy, really I did!
Once I got it home though... yeah... that was a lesson in newbdom all over again. No dew, that's bad, but what do I do about it? Twisted deformed leaves also bad, but what is it caused by? (Still not sure on that one I am guessing the water/dry/lack of light).
I am so glad you guys are here! Several hours of reading, an east facing window where I know humidity is not a problem (My windows cry constantly with condensation) a little more supplemental light to be added in the next few weeks via a window sill extension and Compact Florescent lighting and I am happy to report that the sad little D. capensis has droplets of dew just starting to form on several leaves, a few I had written off as being long past the point of dew producing.
Here is a pic of the newly rescued hopefully soon to be weed partially so I can keep track of it's progress but also so if I do something horribly wrong you guys know where I started from.. and I remember the stick poking for lack of pics!