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    The Carousel of Death...

    Hello Friends,

    Here's the first of a CP photo series I'm working on, featuring Drosera affinis from Namibia. This species grows for me here in Florida as a Winter grower which flowers in early Spring and then rests almost completely dormant to survive our hot, sticky and over-humid Summer, until the first cold snap arrives once more...

    Even with insects in shorter supply during the cold weather, I'm amazed at how efficient of a "hunter" this species is!
    With it's leaves flailing high into the air all around the plant, like some sort of morbid carousel, I couldn't help but promptly name it as such, even though it sounds like a "B rated" 80's sci-fi flick...

    Please enjoy "The Carousel of Death"

    Happy Growing,

    Brian.






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    A very nice looking plant! Kinda remonds me of a shortlsleeved red capensis.

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    Thanks Jim... BTW, everyone please ignore the mysterious cat hairs in the photos.....Hmmm...someones been in the greenhouse again.

    Happy Growing,

    Brian.

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    What a fantastic looking dew! It looks like a cross between capensis and intermedia.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    great plant, Brian.
    did you get my pm from a while ago?
    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
    New- Drosera video tours & other sundew info, now on YouTube!

    Happy Growing!

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    nice plant!! I wish I could grow more drosera, but i am afraid ever since I killed a capensis. lol

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    Nicest D. affinis I have seen yet. Thanks for the photo's of this fairly recent addition to the Drosera scene. Please share the seeds and help establish this species in cultivation. If possible I would love to see the flowers in macro, if and when.
    "Grow More, Share More"

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    Hey TD,

    Thanks and consider it done...
    I plan on some proper macro shots once they do open. I did get seed last year, but in verysmall amounts. All flowers were selfed, which makes me think I may cross pollinate this time, since I have 4 of them in spike.
    The plant pictured is over two years old.

    Happy Growing,

    Brian.

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