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Thread: Is this a Drosera Capensis? Also question about Superthrive

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    By any chance did your cape sundews come from Booman Floral because my sundew did and it is not doing well as you can see in my posts . I live in Canoga Park , Southern California .

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    Parasuco ,

    Yes, lake effect humidity is fine for these plants. I am on the shore of Lake Ontario, and I grow almost all my Droserae outside, full sun, no cover. Just remember acclimization takes time, just like you getting a tan. You have to start slow, and increase the time of exposure until the plant toughens up. Putting weak soft plants into full sun all day will fry them. Without the time needed for the cells to produce a waxy coating (called suberin), the choloroplasts will die, and the cells will dessicate.

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    tuyen,
    I happened to get mine at Home Depot in Marina Del Rey. It's about 25 miles from you, you might want to hop on over. BTW, I found a patch of aphids sitting on one of my leaves, when I got it 3 days ago it didn't have any dew so they must have invaded. Just cut off that leaf, and the plant is perfectly healthy!

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    larry, that plant is gorgeous!

    Statik, your does of superthrive is too strong! 1 drop a gallon is plenty. If a nepenthes gets to much superthrive, it will eventually stop pitchering as it's roots will be uptaking everthing it needs.

    Many of you know I am a diehard Superthrive fan, it really works for me, and my family as well. As far as I know it generally improves root health and mineral uptake from the roots, resulting in a stronger plant.

    I haev used it only on flytraps sars and nepenthes. ALl to good effect.

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    RamPup, thanks, its one of my favorites [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    Tuyen, yeah, it came from Booman Floral, but I bought it at home depot. How long have you had it? It will take a few months for the capensis to huge humongous size.
    I'm also in SoCal, so if you need any help, ask away!

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    Been using superthrive on N. Ventricosa and N. Alata on and off for over a year with no problems... I did use 1 drop a gallon and not notice anything special about it. So I took a risk this year with 2 drops and I am getting new growth points all over the place. I don't use Superthrive everytime I water, maybe thats why it's still okay. But if it stops producing pitchers at least I'll know why!

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    I've had that sundew for about 1 week already and it looks like Wickedthistle's .

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    Oh, I guess it is from Booman Floral, but bought at Home Depot. D'oh! When I saw that stupid "Octopus Plant" label I put it away. Indeed, we all got it from the same place! Good to know it will look like Larry's soon!

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