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    My Capensis came from the nursery I ordered it from IN BLOOM. I was thinking "Oh wow dude, how pretty, I've never seen CP flowers before".

    A month later in all my nepenthes pots... *looks hard* wait those look like little sundews...

    Now I have about 20 plants lol. I sometimes cut the dead/half brown leaves and just leave them on the surface, and now I have essentially a nepenthes sprouting out of a bouquet of D. Capensis. I managed to get rid of a bit of them and plant them outside among my sarrs.

    For some odd reason I CANNOT get one to survive successfully in what I feel are good conditions, they only seem to sprout under crappy ones, like under my nep leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    I'm wondering why these aren't invasive species in the US. I mean, I've managed to kill adult ones in a greenhouse, but everyone says how resilient and powerful they are...
    Actually, I think they ARE invasive in parts of the US. I want to say California, but I'm not sure if that's right. They probably are in other parts of the world, too. These plants are insane...we gotta be careful not to let them escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Presto View Post
    Actually, I think they ARE invasive in parts of the US. I want to say California, but I'm not sure if that's right.
    Yes, you are right. Here is a discussion of invasive D. capensis in Albion, California. They are completely beyond the ability to control or eradicate.
    http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=alerts&action=display&thread=1810


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    I'm actually beginning to think D. Capensis doesn't need pure water either, I just found one growing in my garden right behind the sprinkler head 0__0. I threw some of my old clippings out there for compost and yeah there were some dew leaves in that mix..

    I've seen Neps do the same thing at Pete's nursery though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobZ View Post
    Yes, you are right. Here is a discussion of invasive D. capensis in Albion, California. They are completely beyond the ability to control or eradicate.
    http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=alerts&action=display&thread=1810

    Oh my goodness...that is amazing. Very interesting read.
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    i wish they will be the same, i just kill the last plant of mine a month ago..still mourning on it...

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    Their only crime, like the U. subulata and the dandelion, is that they are successful! Can you imagine if D. regia was the successful one and D. capensis wasn't?

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    ...then everyone would hate D. regia and love capensis? Capensis is beautiful and awesome, what's wrong with that? When something becomes common we take the qualities for granted.
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