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    Capensis propagation prevention question

    Okay, I should have titled "questions" plural.

    Where exactly on a capensis do the flowers form? I've read "on every stalk" but I need to know what to look out for so I can snip them before they become a weed. I have them in a terrarium at the moment with other plants that would not appreciate several capensis seedlings' company.

    Mine are I believe typical and red.

    Second and last question, once you see the flower buds starting to form, about how long do you have to snip them before it's too late (time-wise). As long as it's more than a week, this is fine. I'd hate to go away for a week or 10 days, and come back to a bunch of open flowers on my capensis that spell "doom".

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    They come from the top of the crown, just like leaves. The difference is that leaves curl upward (like a beckoning finger) whereas flower stalks curl the opposite way (the way your fingers curl over when you point at something.) Also, the flower stalks tend to be a bit fuzzy and you can see the florets near the end - they look like little furry berries or something. You'll know it's a flower stalk long before the flowers open. Even if they do open, you've still got a few weeks before they set seed. You're only really in trouble if you find the stalk completely unfurled with the last few flowers open, but in my experience it takes a few weeks for the stalk to open completely.
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    Hey, not meaning to hijack this thread... but my u sandersonii has a bunch of capnesis's growing out of it. Would it be possible to remove th capnesis's from the sandersonii... I dont want them infesting the pot lol.

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    Thanks seedjar, I'll keep an eye out. My primary concern was how long till it's too late.


    Quote Originally Posted by laxgoal View Post
    Hey, not meaning to hijack this thread... but my u sandersonii has a bunch of capnesis's growing out of it. Would it be possible to remove th capnesis's from the sandersonii... I dont want them infesting the pot lol.
    Laxgoal, feel free to take over this thread, I'm done with it, but you may have better luck starting your own.

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    this is a picture of an emerging flower stalk. they unfurl the opposite way not sure how to describe it.
    http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r.../compile23.jpg
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    Well, there's nothing bad making a few more plants (carefully collecting the seeds)
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    you will know when a drosera flowers..
    the flower stalk looks very different from the leaves,
    and you cant get seeds until you get an actual flower, that is pollinated, then fades, then seeds form in the seed capsule..

    you cant get seeds until after you see this:

    http://www.gradinamea.ro/_files/Imag..._all-red01.jpg

    http://botany.cs.tamu.edu/FLORA/dcs420/fa02/fa02059.jpg

    no flower, no seeds.

    Scot

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    As long as you clip the flowers before the pods turn brown/black and split open you should be okay.

    You may as well treat yourself to the sight of D. capensis flowers. These are actually quite attractive. They only remain open for a few hours so keep an eye on them.

    Even after you clip the pods the seeds can still ripen and produce viable seeds if developed enough so watch where you put the clippings.

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