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    Hey folks,
    I'm thinking of trying to track this variety of capensis down...if it truly is giant.

    How big do these things get? I mean, they're not just calling it a giant because it's 10% bigger than a "typical" are they?
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    I forgot who but someone has a huge capensis and they posted a picture of if. It was about a year ago. It was so cool that I ended up getting a capensis but it is not the GIANT kind (which is a good thing [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] ). From the looks of it they get pretty big.

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    Perhaps the photo of Barry Rice about to be caught by a giant D. capensis is what you are referring to?

    http://www.omnisterra.com/botany/cp/...pics/bmrdc.jpg

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    Well, one man's Giant is another man's runt if you ask me! I have tried all sorts of forms, and all respond to different techniques in different ways. I have had smaller "typicals" grow into monster plants, and have had "giants" produce measley little plants. Of all the forms I have tried, the so called X Rubra produces the largest plants in my collection.








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    Hi Tamlin,
    X Rubra, eh? May have to try to track that one down to...I really have a love affair with D. Capensis. I want 'em ALL! Big ones, little ones, red ones, green ones...heck, one of my goals is to get a nice terrarium with one or two of each kind in it....I'm not even sure how many capensis varieties there are, but that's ok....the persuit of knowledge is part of the fun.

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    D. capensis is one of my favorite Drosera. Hang in there, the X rubra is putting up a scape even as we speak! I also have the "typical form", wide leaf, albino, thin leaf, and "giant" forms, and I will share seed when it is available.
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    I have seen some giant-sized D. capensis growing unchecked. They were at least 50% larger than the D. capensis that I'm growing. I'm not sure if they are the "variety" that is being grown, but I was amazed at the size.

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