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Thread: Drosera Hybridization, My First Attempt

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    The plant I grow is actually D. capensis 'albino' x aliciae, and the person I got it from told me he intends to register it. I believe it has a pretty unusual appearance for the cross, having very small, strap-shaped leaves arranged in a very dense, small bush. I've had other growers question the accuracy of the parentage since the appearance is so unusual.

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    D. capensis and D. aliciae are genetically compatible, but only just; you will probably find the seedlings are very difficult to get up to any size, and they die back really easily. D. aliciae is closely related to D. natalensis, which is not compatible with capensis.
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    Today, I crossed, (Hopefully) or at least tried to, my Drosera capensis "Wide Leaf" with my Drosera aliciae. The flowers were both wide open at the same time. Now the waiting begins.

    Good growing,
    Mike

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    Good luck Mike. I had great success with my first: D. x snyderi, on your growlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowtski View Post
    Today, I crossed, (Hopefully) or at least tried to, my Drosera capensis "Wide Leaf" with my Drosera aliciae. The flowers were both wide open at the same time. Now the waiting begins.

    Good growing,
    Mike
    I'd love to see the traights of the widleaf carry into the cross. Keep in mind that some unconfirmed crosses of capensis x aliciae are not like the plants seen above, they look like wideleafed capensis. Also a cross with capensis 'Albino' can result in interestingly pale progeny.

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