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    Hi,

    My cape sundews are flowering right now and some of the white flowers are done blooming the plant looks ready to seed.

    Heres the prob inside my 20 gal tank I have no room for baby sundews dose any one here have an idea of how I can get the seeds and plant them in my other tank I am starting ??


    I was thinking of wraping something around the flower but what ?I dont have and room to put a sheet of paper under it my tanks pretty packed.

    Allso can someone tell me are the seeds any good ? I dont have bees in my tank so im not sure.

    Thanks

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    Capes self-pollenate as the flower closes, so yes the seed should be fine. I dont really know about your other question, can you maybe take it to another area while it sets seed?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    thanks for the reply Colieo . [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] looks like the seeds will be good after all [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Now I just have to fig out how to get them. The plants are growing in the tank without a pot so there rooted well. Cant move them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]


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    When the seed pods are brown and the seed is ripe, simply cut off the flowering stem at it's base and take it out of the tank. Gently tap it over a sheet of white paper and collect the seeds on there. They can then be planted where you like or stored dry in a airtight container in the refridgerator (Do Not Freeze) where they will remain viable for months, if not years.

    If your D. capensis flower stems are like mine, you will probably find that seed is ripe on the lower, older flowers, before all the upper flowers have finished flowering, so it's up to you when you remove it. I would be inclined to do this early rather than later, so that the plants don't seed themselves all over your tank

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    If anyone has a replica of a mongolian horde of cape sundew variety's I'm availbe since mine are all dead.

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    Don't cape sundews - D.capensis - have pink flowers?

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    Thanks for all the replys and tips all.


    Vagabond- The cape sundews that are 100% green with no red on them at all make white flowers.

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    Hi!

    And those sundews are called: D. capensis 'alba' ? ? ?

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