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Thread: Capensis "alba" leaf sprouting

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    WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    Ok for those of you who don't know, I just recieved a Capensis "Alba" a few weeks ago, which my cat promptly dug up and mauled. Well after quite a few very bad words I can not repeat here, I repotted my poor baby Capensis and prayed for recovery. Well not only is my Alba recovered well, (5 fully formed and dew covered leaves with 2 more well on the way) it has SPROUTS on one of the mauled leaves that is drooping on the soil [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] WAHOOOOO!!! If only my digi-cam could focus on them.. they are soooooooo cool.
    I will keep you posted on their progress [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yeah, it's hard to keep this species down. I think it is the toughest of all the Drosera species. When the going gets tough the tough get growing! (and I remember when I thought it had to have a terrarium&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Funnily enough the Singaporean community of growers have been having some problems with the capensis alba. Our plants have stopped dewing, producing new leaves that are stunted, etc.

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    Yes indeed. My capensis' flower stalk has suddenly stopped flowering. The remaining flower buds have simply become black and the rest of the seed pods (or semi-seed pods, whatever they're called) are also turning black. I recall that when my d.intermedia's seed pods ripened, the pods turned black along with the stalk. Here, the stalk's green but the pods are all black. Any idea why?

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    Could it be a new fungal or bacterial infection. It could spread through air currents. Kind of a blight?
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    ebey,are you growing yours in a terarium?
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    I grow mine outdoors in full sun and on a tray of rainwater.

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    ok,so you can check that off.
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