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

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    Hi y'all,

    I just got this Drosera at Home Depot (sorry Exotic Gardens, it was on sale! Plus...there's a seedling in the pot). Is this a Drosera Capensis typical?

    The plant was lamely labeled "The Fly-Eating Octopus Plant." Seriously, I've though, I've always thought that giant squid are much more vicious with them pulling apart ships and all. Then I could have named my plant "Squid Vicious" instead!

    Sorry about the picture quality, all I have at the moment is a webcam. (And sorry about the joke!):biggrin:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/wickedthistle/sundew.gif[/img]
    [img]http://home.**********.com/wickedthistle/sundew2.gif[/img]

    Also, do 'dews enjoy Superthrive? I use it with my Nep with great success, though I have yet to hear that it is okay for Drosera or Dionaea.

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    This is Drosera capensis, typical form.

    I can't offer any advice on superthrive, but I have heard that it is effective with all CP, restores hair on bald men, makes a great rocket fuel and improves ones ability to play poker.

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    Thanks for the quick reply, Tamlin.
    Perhaps I should feed Superthrive to the neighbor's poodle, it can grow more hair and perhaps play poker with the other dogs around the card table!

    Kids, don't try this at home. :cheesy:

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    Hey Michelle,
    Definitely a capensis. That labelling is stupid, they are the only ones that call capensis an octopus plant.

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    I've heard ppl swear by super thrive and I've heard ppl say it's a waste of time. I haven't been able to find any superthrive here so I haven't been able to evaluate myself. I say if it was really that good then it wouldn't have that many doubters.

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    I use superthrive, 2 drops per gallon on nepenthes, but don't really use it anymore with anything else. I don't know if this is result of the superthrive but 2 neps made new growth at the bottom of the plant a month later (the pictures are in the nep forum) N. Alata and N. Ventricosa. I've seen that "The Fly-Eating Octopus Plant" label on plants in safeway 2 years ago, but I got the S. Purpurea ssp Venosa instead. They had some pretty huge VFT as well.

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    In no time, your capensis will look like this [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    [img]http://home.**********.com/larry/temp_capensis.jpg[/img]

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    I just came from posting about plants being outside, and LOOK at you with all your outdoor growing glory!!! Grrr....

    Is normal summer lake effect humidity enough? *think great lakes region*...

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