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Thread: How much light does Drosera Capensis need?

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    How much light does Drosera Capensis need?

    I'm looking to buy a carnivorous plant for my dorm room. However, I'm not sure how much light I will have. For example, I'm not sure whether my window will have adequate lighting. However, I have a lamp that has florescent lighting, and it had successfully grown several CPs before.

    A couple questions:
    1) Will a Cape Sundew be dried out if it's too close to a lamp?
    2) Will the Pale Cape Sundew (the one without red pigment) grow better with less light than typical Cape Sundews?
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    lol capes are like the easiest thing to grow.
    I don't think so and no.
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    If it doesn't appear to be happy in the window then use the lights. Keep it in a tray of distilled or rainwater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    I'm looking to buy a carnivorous plant for my dorm room. However, I'm not sure how much light I will have. For example, I'm not sure whether my window will have adequate lighting. However, I have a lamp that has florescent lighting, and it had successfully grown several CPs before.

    A couple questions:
    1) Will a Cape Sundew be dried out if it's too close to a lamp?
    2) Will the Pale Cape Sundew (the one without red pigment) grow better with less light than typical Cape Sundews?

    Your window will be just fine. The light will help but it's probably not needed unless the light level is real low by that window.
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    Okay, I just ordered a Capensis 'Narrow-Leaf'. It'll arrive by the end of the week.
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    I really think they can't be killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    I really think they can't be killed.

    Same for d. Adelae. I get babies sprouting under water from the bottom of the pots! I'll bet they'd survive in space!
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    Wrong! I had clover pop up in a pot and it killed a capensis of mine. That nitrogen fixing...thing they do. Turned my world upside down!

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurphy97 View Post
    I really think they can't be killed.

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