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    Drosera capensis in South Africa

    Hi,

    i will continue my series of pictures from Southafrica with D. capensis. We found them at three locations: Gifberg, Bains Kloof and Theewaterskloof Dam. In many cases, the plants are growing verticaly on rocks. All locations have in common, that they are very wet! Although, D. capensis can become a weed in cultivation, it is not really common in southafrica.
























    A short video from Gifberg:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzX5WY8xG6c

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    Many thanks Christian! Awesome photo's!!!!
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    Thats super cool that they are just on the side of the road/path there.
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    This is easily the easiest and most unappreciated sundew in he hobby. It's only crime is that it is way too successful for its own good.

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    Well, I guess that explains why they are so easy to grow, considering that they can grow on nothing but rocks.....
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    Hi,

    maybe i should mention, that Drosera capensis is in no way common in South Africa. There are several known populations, but most of them are not really large. The plants are always growing in places, that are wet the through the whole year. What really was interesting for me was to see the natural variation, especially at the Bain's Kloof. I can for sure tell you now, that the plant we have in cultivation from there does not representate the average of the plants growing there. Plants as we know them from cultivation are growing there just besides many other forms.

    Christian

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