User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 9 to 16 of 29

Thread: Does Capensis ever die!

  1. #9
    CPlantaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Corn Field, Iowa
    Posts
    970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Eventually the peat will become unsuitable and this is when the plant will die. From what I've read though, if you make sure to supply fresh media every 4 or 5 years (just to be safe) I'm guessing it could live longer than 10 years. But this is a complete guess based off of what I've read from old posts. My only question is- what form do you have? The Cape seeds I started 3 years ago have only formed a 1.5 inch stem. I've always wanted to have a cape tree. do you have any pics? I saw one 2 years ago that made my day, but now i can't find it

    Edit: I just found this:
    I've seen 'capensis trees' which seem to be low level light condition side effects. Not really a bad thing, but the plant can end up looking like a mini palm tree if taken care of well.

    Anything for survival in capensis' book.
    -Nathan
    Visit The Sundew Grow Guides: http://www.growsundews.com
    New- Drosera video tours & other sundew info, now on YouTube!

    Happy Growing!

  2. #10
    scottychaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Western New York, USA
    Posts
    2,970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a "mother" capensis plant that is about 10 years old..
    although im no longer sure exactly which one is the "original"..
    because I treat them like African Violets when they get the long "neck"..

    the plant keeps growing from the growing tip..the "bottom" leaves are older, and eventually turn brown and die off..every once in awhile I trim away the dead leaves, so eventually you have a capensis with a "long spindly neck" several inches long before you get to green living leaves..

    perhaps every two years or so I decapitate the plant, right at the soil surface..
    I cut the neck shorter, perhaps an inch long, and stick the "top" into a new pot, where it roots to form a new plant..meanwhile the "mother" root stock also sprouts a new plant..

    My original capensis plant has evolved into 4 to 8 plants via this process..im not even sure exactly how many, because I have given several away..this has been going on for 10 years at least..maybe longer.

    Scot

  3. #11
    blokeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    At home, and you?
    Posts
    590
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just the answer i was looking for, thanks CPlantaholic and scottychaos
    Grow list...
    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114907

    “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” C.S. Lewis

  4. #12
    Capslock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    3,088
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Old dews are fun! These aren't D. capensis, but they show what some rosetted sundews do over time.

    These were my D. slackii and D. admirabilis before I gave em away (making room for neps!):



    Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium

    My photos are copyright-free and public domain

  5. #13
    scottychaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Western New York, USA
    Posts
    2,970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Capslock View Post
    Old dews are fun! These aren't D. capensis, but they show what some rosetted sundews do over time.

    These were my D. slackii and D. admirabilis before I gave em away (making room for neps!):



    thats cool!
    D. capensis tries to do the same thing, but eventually becomes too top-heavy and just flops over ..but I like those "tower form" sundews!

    I dont really know what D. capensis would do in the wild..flop over and re-root naturally perhaps? its an odd growth method..to grow upright but not be able to really support yourself..but also clearly not a "runner" or any kind of deliberate horizontal growth..anyone have any "capensis in the wild" info?

    Scot

  6. #14
    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,075
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Caps, how long did it take you plants to do that? That looks neat!
    If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.
    My WWWs

  7. #15
    Kinabalufan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dunedin New Zealand
    Posts
    134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I read some where else on here, that very tall capensis sprout roots from the stem that support the plant like buttrus roots on a Pandanus tree. Havent seen this myself though.
    Very cool D admirabalis photo capslock.
    My Growlist

    My Webpage with photos I took On Mt Kinabalu

  8. #16
    Formerly pond boy Ngantnier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Onawa, IA
    Posts
    437
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's awesome Caps!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Free Drosera capensis and capensis alba seeds
    By I_Pereira in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-24-2007, 09:00 PM
  2. capensis and capensis alba repotting
    By I_Pereira in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-21-2007, 12:35 PM
  3. D. capensis 'Albino' and D. capensis (typical)
    By mcrwt644 in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-05-2005, 12:35 PM
  4. D. capensis x capensis (alba)
    By trainspotting in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-19-2005, 04:44 PM
  5. D. capensis, d. capensis 'alba'
    By PooPHeaD in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-09-2003, 08:18 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •