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    Question Capensis propagate questions.

    I got one big Albino Capensis right now and I really wonna get more off it but I have never done any propogation with droseras at all.

    What is the best way to do it? plz explain good.




    Thnx in advance!

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    You can cut off a leaf, put it in water, and wait. You can also wait for seeds or unpot the plant and cut one or two of the thick roots, and plant them in peat or sphagnum. Root cuttings are the fastest, seed is the most fun.
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    Oh Cool some new technics I see then hm can you explain the root cutting a little more how to do it exactly Would make me glad.

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    D. capensis, hmmm that's a tough one I don't even try to propagate mine, once an old but live leaf touches the ground it makes a baby plant, and after it flowers....heck you'd have to run for your life!
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    Yes but atm I dont have more than one

    So I just cut 1 or 2 roots off att the end off the plant then place them in some media with the cutted end up then ?

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    root cuttings do work xeno, but leaf cuttings work rather well as well.
    As clue said you just cut a leaf off and place it in water. it works, ive done it lol.
    this process generally takes 2-3 weeks, its that way with root cuttings too.
    or you could also wait till it flowers, because once it does you will have more capensis than you know what to do with, they are a weed.

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    Ok thnx alot for the fast info on this (: Il make some cuttings for funn and wait until it flowers then.

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    I think the most reliable and immediate method for D. capensis is stem cutting. Wait until the plant is tall enough that there is stem exposed between the leaf nodes, then simply cut the top off so that you have a good length of stem and mature leaves, and few healthy leaves left on the base of the plant. Pull the bottom few leaves off the cutting and stick it into the media - you can put it right next to the old plant, or in a new pot entirely. Treat it like any other adult D. capensis, but keep the water level a little high until it begins to grow actively again. Bright light is more important than usual when getting plants established.
    Many of my older capensis plants get tall enough that they grow big pink air-roots along the length of the stem. If I take a cutting with some of these young root nodes on them, usually they won't even miss a beat. They don't lose their dew, even temporarily, and continue to grow at the ordinary rate. The rootstock usually sends up more than one new node to replace the one that was cut, and they grow much faster than leaf or root cuttings.
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